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The Creatweet Contest

Have fun with your creativity!

Have fun with creativity!

 

 

UPDATE:

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:

 

  1. Contestants should be between the ages 16 – 22 years
  2. Winner will be judged on use of English, punctuations and so on. Use of text speak automatically disqualifies an entry.
  3. 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 seunodukoyaofficial@gmail.com. Follow @seunodukoya

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14 responses

  1. Good a thing I don’t have to show my Birth Cert. And even I do av to I am lucky enuf to still be within the age bracket.
    Leggooooo!

    March 8, 2013 at 5:04 am

  2. You Just just reminded me of how old I am…..so I’m truly old. ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡) but I want recharge card o, since I can’t participate

    March 8, 2013 at 7:09 am

  3. The first condition is not necessary; the second is limiting and the third is parochial. Well, then, it is your game. You call the shorts.

    Talking about “calling the shots”, those samples you gave are all sounding like the last lines of longer stories. What are you not saying here? Could we, contestants for the miserly N2000, just write long(er) stories and then cut and paste the endings as entries?

    Ok, ok, I know I will never win this one, cause my tactics are all too familiar to you, but you can bet a year’s pay I am entering this contest.

    My advice, up the prize and get swarmed with entries.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    • He he he… my friends warned me about men whose juices can only flow when there is a bounty – simpletons!

      Not to worry Okiri, the target group are only doing it for the fun of it.

      March 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  4. omotola

    The examples you gave are not it at all. I agree with Okiri C, the first condition is not necesary and also limiting. Many people are not comfortable about revealing age oon twitter and that is what it will boil down to. If you really want us to have fun, the age limit should change.

    March 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    • The idea is to make you do better.

      Sweetheart, what part of everything you read asked you to ‘tweet your age’?

      Perhaps you need to use your own eyes to see for you.

      March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  5. Okay. Good one. I’m in.

    Seun, a polite question. As Okiri C pointed out, the examples you gave sound like excerpts from a longer story.

    What are you judging based on? The clever construction of a random excerpt of a longer story, or a beginning-middle-end story in less than 130 words?

    Please do take your time. Meanwhile I’ll be writing my entries. Thanks.

    March 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    • I’m not judging actually – but yes; as the instructions clearly state, what will be judged is a beginning-middle-end story in less than 130 words.

      Wish you the best.

      March 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  6. Brilliant concept though!!! Thanks!

    March 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  7. Oxygen

    After reading through your “dumb contest”, the only line that actualy caught and killed my sense for figures is the “WIN 2,000″… BIS renewal is now guaranteed. Its not a dumb contest afterall. Gbam!

    March 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    • To each his own I guess.

      Start tweeting already!

      March 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

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