The Creatweet Contest
The Creatweet contest was created primarily to help discover how literature can be created/deployed within the perimeters of new media – to measure how creative we can get in 130 characters.
The demographic (18-22 years) and the price are to test the idea before scaling it up.
However, we have decided to bow to public sentiment on the demographic. The contest is now open to all. On the prize, believe us when we say the second installment of this contest will blow your mind.
Back to the task at hand – the #Creatweet contest begins NOW!
Let’s make magic! Thank you!
I was hanging out with some of my buddies and looking through For Days and A Night – I was being made fun of, critiqued and ridiculed at the stories. But I was also being complimented and praised.
But that’s not the point. Someone suddenly asked ‘what’s the shortest story you’ve ever read?’
We started mentioning stories and all sorts of things – we were laughing at all the different ridiculous things that we had read. And then we decided to challenge ourselves and write the shortest stories we could.
Below are some of the stories we came up with:
- She was my late girlfriend. Yet there she was, calling me fifteen years later, as alive as a point-and-kill fish before execution!
- “And how is my wife?” he nervously asked the doctor.
She said one word. He fainted.
- That they were about to die did not bother them in the least. That much I could tell from their smiles.
Long after we departed for our homes, I sat down and looked through those stories. And this crazy guy kept asking me ‘Seun, how far can this go?’
Then it occurred to me that sharing this would not be a bad idea. I’m constantly learning – and what better way to learn that to challenge myself and others to do push our art to the limit?
Here is what I came up with:
The #Creatweet ‘Contest’.
Nothing serious; just something to inspire, create fun and then give a little something for effort. Here we go:
Have fun and get rewarded while you’re at it!
Get on twitter, write a story or creative sentences in 130 characters or less, tag your work with the hashtag #creatweet and win N2000 airtime from any network of your choice!
‘Contest’ begins on Monday the 11th of March 2013 9:00am and ends on Tuesday the 12th of March 2013 9:00am.
Winners will be announced on Friday the 15th of March 12noon.
There are only three conditions:
Contestants should be between the ages 16 – 22 years
- Winner will be judged on use of English, punctuations and so on. Use of text speak automatically disqualifies an entry.
- Contest only open to Nigerian residents.
You can send as many entries as you like – the more you enter the more your chances of winning!
What are you waiting for?! Start tweeting!
Send all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @seunodukoya