SONTA CREATIVE WRITING AND MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITIONS: CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Femi Amogunla Drucker Challenge Finalist Needs Your Votes!

Hey there art lovers! Poet and friend of the African Renaissance Femi Amongula is a finalist in the Drucker Challenge and HE NEEDS YOUR VOTES!

The Road to the Adventure

The Global Peter Drucker Challenge is a yearly essay and video contest for students and professionals organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe. The contest aims at raising awareness about the works and ideas of Peter Drucker among young people – the new generation—in order to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its centre. Earlier in the year, there was a call to submit an essay and/or a video on the theme “Lost in Digital Wonderland – Finding a Path in the Global Knowledge Society” – with emphasis on personal insights and forward looking perspectives that have the potential to inspire others.

After a thorough screening, fourteen videos were selected across the world. These videos were again reduced to eight after a keenly contested first round. Among these last eight is Femi Amogunla, a brilliant and inspiring young Nigerian who NEEDS YOUR VOTES for his video Letter to the Future Manager to emerge as a winner.

About Letter to the Future Manager

The world is fast becoming a village, thanks to the internet! The internet presents us with a new wonderland, of opportunities and challenges. Come to think of it, in a highly digitalized world, where everything is connected, you work with your properties and then with who you are. How will the future manager manage their life, their time? Will there ever be a way out of this wonderland called internet in the years ahead? These questions and more are explored in this three minute video!

How do I vote?

Voting is as easy as Jackson Five song – A-B-C.

First, sign into your social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin—on different window Tabs.

Second, sign up as Jury on the Peter Drucker website.

Third, open Femi Amogunla’s video Letter to the Future Manager to watch. Add it as a favourite. Then, use the share buttons the video to share on your different social media platforms.

Share the video with family and friends. Hey you can even get your own discussion going on. You can share the video every 24hours.

The deadline is on August 28, then winners will be announced on August 29. So let’s get sharing! Let’s come together, show love and support to a brilliant young man doing his country proud.

Femi Amogunla Drucker Challenge Finalist Needs Your Votes!

Hey there art lovers! Poet and friend of the African Renaissance Femi Amogunla is a finalist in the Drucker Challenge and HE NEEDS YOUR VOTES!

The Road to the Adventure

The Global Peter Drucker Challenge is a yearly essay and video contest for students and professionals organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe. The contest aims at raising awareness about the works and ideas of Peter Drucker among young people – the new generation—in order to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its centre. Earlier in the year, there was a call to submit an essay and/or a video on the theme “Lost in Digital Wonderland – Finding a Path in the Global Knowledge Society” – with emphasis on personal insights and forward looking perspectives that have the potential to inspire others.

After a thorough screening, fourteen videos were selected across the world. These videos were again reduced to eight after a keenly contested first round. Among these last eight is Femi Amogunla, a brilliant and inspiring young Nigerian who NEEDS YOUR VOTES for his video Letter to the Future Manager to emerge as a winner.

About Letter to the Future Manager

The world is fast becoming a village, thanks to the internet! The internet presents us with a new wonderland, of opportunities and challenges. Come to think of it, in a highly digitalized world, where everything is connected, you work with your properties and then with who you are. How will the future manager manage their life, their time? Will there ever be a way out of this wonderland called internet in the years ahead? These questions and more are explored in this three minute video!

How do I vote?

Voting is as easy as Jackson Five song – A-B-C.

First, sign into your social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin—on different window Tabs.

Second, sign up as Jury on the Peter Drucker website.

Third, open Femi Amogunla’s video Letter to the Future Manager to watch. Add it as a favourite. Then, use the share buttons the video to share on your different social media platforms.

Share the video with family and friends. Hey you can even get your own discussion going on. You can share the video every 24hours.

The deadline is on August 28, then winners will be announced on August 29. So let’s get sharing! Let’s come together, show love and support to a brilliant young man doing his country proud.

Design Competition: Apply Now to Win A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

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Each year, A’ design award & competition celebrates the work of designers, architects, innovators and companies, through a fair and ethical competition that acknowledges their creative and social impact on an international scale.

A’ design award & competition covers the vast disciplines of the design industry. It offers more than 100 categories in which to submit your work these include: architecture, building and structure design; digital and electronic devices design; furniture, decorative items and home design; social design; street furniture design; and packaging design.

Register now and submit your work!
Click on this link: https://www.adesignaward.com/registration.php

IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF EMERGING A WINNER IN THE HOMEVIDA SHORT FILM SCRIPT COMPETITION

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N100, 000 is up for grabs in the Homevida 2014 Short Film Script Competition and we want to help you win it! Improve your chances of emerging a winner by better understanding the competition, its mission, criteria and guidelines.

Terms of reference: this details articles 1 – 11 which provide important information about the competition, its goals, judges and overall modes of operation.

Short film script criteria: this details the criteria for short screenplays based on which winning scripts will be selected.

Rules and conditions: ensure that you as a writer are eligible and your script does not get disqualified by understanding the rules and regulations guiding the competition.

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Press release for the Homevida Short Film Script Competition.

Homevida 2014 Short Screenplay Competition

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Stand a chance to win a N100, 000 and have your winning scripts turned into short films in the Homevida 2014 Call for Scripts Competition.

Homevida is calling on all Nigerians between the ages of 16 – 30 to send their original short scripts in these 3 categories: See it after the cut…

· The Investors Protection Prize, endowed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
· The Human Development Prize, endowed by United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC)
· Recognition for the Best Anti trafficking in Persons Script by United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and funded by the European Union (3 winners will be selected from this category)

To be eligible, all submitted scripts must be:
· Able to fit into a 10-15 minutes short film. Scripts should be no more than 15 pages.
· Have well defined characters and plot
· Typed and presented professionally in MS Word or PDF.

Entries close June 13, 2014.
To read more on the criteria for each category, click HERE
To submit your script, click here http://homevida.org/competitions/short-film-submition

Homevida is an initiative of the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC). This initiative was created on a platform to drive creative messaging on integrity and value change by providing incentives to film makers who consider such values when making their movies. We have partnered with institutions such as Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria (SEC), Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB).

For more enquiries on the competition: 08036267188 or info@homevida.org
To know more about our work and past events visit: http://www.homevida.org
Click here to watch the short film which won the Family Friendly Prize Homevida 2011 Short Scripts Competition

IMPORTANT! Improve your chances of emerging a winner by better understanding competition and its goals:
Terms of reference for the Homevida short film script competition.
Criteria for the short film script entries.
Rules and conditions for submission of short film scripts.

Sourced from the Homevida competition website and the Linda Ikeji blog

Voting for the Abuja Radio Awards Is Now Open!

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The voting of the Abuja Radio Awards has officially started. To vote for your favorite radio station, show, on air personality, programmes e.t.c.

Text the words ARA13 (Space) Category Code (Space) Nominee to 33140.
E.g. ARA13 RSY LoveFm to 33140.

It is that simple, so start voting now to see your favorites win.
Voting closes on the 28th of March 2014.
Multiple vote is allowed. the more you vote the better their chances to win.
Vote and get an opportunity to attend the event.

#ARA13 Celebrating Voices.

For full list of category code and nominees, visit the Abuja Radio Awards website.

Related stories
Entry categories for the Abuja Radio Awards ’13.
Official Press Release: Abuja Radio Awards 2013

Guidelines to: The Seven Dictators Playwriting Competition

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by Mahmoud Mansi with assistance from Adrian Tawfik (Updated 1-6)

The World manages to surprise us with the unexpected, on the personal, political, ecological, economical, artistic and philosophical level.

Earth has been transforming rapidly, especially throughout the past five years, and these transformations are getting faster towards unknown destinies.

Many competitions and programs focus on the making of Democracy, Justice, and Equality. However, in this one we are focusing on the complete opposite extreme. We strongly believe that both sides of the coin, the light and the darkness, reality and fiction, do impact us strongly as philosophical artists.

We, the “The Forgotten Writers Foundation” from Egypt and “Democracy Chronicles” from New York, are honored to collaborate together to release “The Seven Dictators Play-writing Competition”:

Seven Dictators Guidelines:

* You can submit your work in two ways:

Either as: An individual writer with your name.

Or as: A theater-acting team, with the team/theater’s name, and the name of the team leader/representative.

* Write a play with a three-act structure ranging from 20 to 35 pages using seven characters of dictators that existed/still exist in the 21st Century, in any possible theme you may wish to put/gather them in.

* During the play, the playwright is free to be creative in any possible way (no limitations) to create their piece.

* The playwright is allowed to add up to three more anonymous characters (not real existing people).

* We expect the writers to reflect and discuss problems in our world through the chosen dictators, and anticipate the dictators’ feelings, thoughts and plans. We expect them to discuss problems that might have happened, still existing, and/or will exist.

* The idea of having seven dictators, is a way for highlighting the idea as a global phenomena, and not only focusing on one country.

* So we expect the writer to be diversified in intelligent in choosing the characters, and making the blend.

* You are free to choose any genre of horror, fantasy, politics, romance, or any other one.

* Dictators can be people who are non-politicians too. They can be actually in any field. Most Dictators as commonly defined by the society, are tyrants, but actually not all dictators are tyrants. However, we expect you in the very beginning, in the introduction of your play, to write two lines about each dictator you chose, in case he/she is not a very well recognized character worldwide.

* We expect the script to be unexpected, powerful, philosophical, and artistic, with sophisticated ideas, ideologies, beliefs, and settings. We simply ask you as the playwright to create a masterpiece in the realm of literature, something that was never written before, an invention!

* The winning plays will be published in a book under the name of the competition title, and some entries may be performed on stage.

* Do not mention your name inside the word document due to judging purposes.

* Plays should be submitted by email to: 7dictators@democracychronicles.com

* Please include in the email message these details; Your (Home Country, Resident Country, Address, Mobile Number, Profession, And a Bio of 100-150 Words)

* The deadline for all submissions is January 1, 2015.

Judging:

• The winning plays will be chosen on the degree of creativity and the novelty of the idea. Strange and unusual ideas are strongly recommended.

• The depth of the text, characters, places, scene etc.

• The metaphors and similes used.

• The beauty of the writing style and dialogues.

• The ending of the play and how powerful it is.

We strongly believe in you, we believe in this competition, and we believe you can be super inspired by what happened/happens/might happen in our world.

Announcing: The Seven Dictators Playwriting Competition.

All words and images via http://www.democracychronicles.com

The Seven Dictators Playwriting Competition

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Submissions open: individual writers, acting-teams, acting-teams in schools, universities and theatres

Many competitions and programmes focus on the making of democracy, justice, and equality. However, in this one, the focus is completely different. It is on the complete opposite extreme!

The idea of the competition is to write a three-act play using seven characters of dictators that existed/still exist in the 21st Century, in any possible theme you may wish to put/gather them in. The idea of having seven dictators, is a way for highlighting the theme as a global phenomena, and not only focusing on one country.

Earth has been transforming rapidly, especially throughout the past five years, and these transformations are getting faster towards unknown destinies. Thus, writers are expected to reflect and discuss problems in our world through the chosen dictators, and anticipate the dictators’ feelings, thoughts and plans. They are expected to discuss problems that might have happened, still existing, and/or will exist.

This competition is organized by two writers; Mahmoud Mansi from Egypt, founder of “The Forgotten Writers Foundation” and Adrian Tawfik from New York, founder of “Democracy Chronicles”.

Their organizations collaborated together to produce this global project, believing that the theme can produce outstanding new pieces of contemporary Drama, and the book of winning entries would inspire individuals and leaders all over the world, and perhaps guide them.

The deadline for all submissions is January 1, 2015.

Read the guidelines to the competition here.

All words and images acquired from http://www.afridiziak.com. See original post here.

African Poetry to Receive International Recognition

The $3,000 Brunel University African Poetry Prize is awarded to an African poet for a selection of poems. The prize which is now in its second year and is sponsored by Brunel University and partnered by Commonwealth Writers is aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poems from Africa.

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is open to anyone who was born in Africa, is a national of an African country or whose parents are African. Exactly ten poems must be submitted in order to be eligible for this prize.

Bernardine Evaristo, award-winning British-Nigerian writer, initiated the prize in 2012. Bernardine teaches creative writing at Brunel University, is the author of the critically acclaimed Mr. Loverman (Penguin, 2013) and a 2013 judge for the Golden Baobab Prizes for African children’s literature. On the importance of a prize exclusively or African poetry, Bernardine explains,

“I have judged several prizes in the past few years, including chairing the Caine Prize for African Fiction in 2012, an award that has revitalised the fortunes of fiction from Africa since its inception in 1999. It became clear to me that poetry from the continent could also do with a prize to draw attention to it and to encourage a new generation of poets who might one day become an international presence. African poets are rarely published in Britain. I hope this prize will introduce exciting new poets to Britain’s poetry editors.”

Apart from the $3,000 cash prize, winners of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize will have some of their poems published by Prairie Schooner, one of the leading literary magazines in the USA and Wasafiri, the leading British journal of international writing. The first winner of the prize was Somali poet, Warsan Shire, who describes the impact of the prize on her writing career:

“Since winning the prize I have travelled to six different countries to teach poetry and read my work; I’ve had interest from different literary agents and publishing houses; and I was appointed the first Young Poet Laureate for London, definitely sure that the last one wouldn’t have happened had I not won the prize. I have a chapbook due out in America and small collections of my poems translated and published in Estonian and Danish.”

The prize is currently open for entries and will close on November 30th. The winner will be announced on 28th April, 2014.
For more information on the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, visit their website: http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/.