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It's #AfriDebate: Have Your Say

Afritalks.com offers the opportunity to come together to debate critical issues in social system learning and teaching.
By Seun Joseph · Feb 22, 2017 · Updated Feb 22, 2017 ·
  1. Seun Joseph
    Are you politically conscious of the unfolding events in Nigeria? Are you a writer? Would you love to express your views and positions through the power of pen and paper? If your answer is yes, then you should take advantage of this opportunity.

    Afritalks.com is hosting its new series of a socio-political debate open to all writers and aspiring writers and participative opinion contributors based anywhere in the world.

    This debate is aimed at informing, supporting and encouraging writers as well as helping to build our retrogressing reading culture.

    Afritalks.com offers the opportunity to come together to debate critical issues in social system learning and teaching. Taking newly-available research and resources as their starting point, the contest is aimed at those who want to keep up-to-date with new thinking to improve their country, inform their institutional strategy, and recommend workable policy.



    How to Participate

    Topic: Considering the avalanche of health challenges trailing President Buhari, to what extent can you argue for/against a second term for PMB?


    1. Log on to Afritalks.com and sign up for an account if you haven't already done so before. Go to the literature section under entertain or simply follow this link, Literature

    2. Write from your vantage point on the above topic with not more than 2000 words.

    3. Click on 'Create Showcase' button on the top right corner of the page, click ‘continue’ on the prompt that pops up.

    4. On the new page, click on the item name text box and choose 'Writing Contest’ accompanied by the title of your story along with hashtag #AfriDebate.


    E.g


    Item name: Buhari for second term #AfriDebate



    If your title is NOT written like this, it won't be recognised as an entry for the competition. You are not allowed to publish more than one content for this competition.

    5. Item description is optional but it would be great if you could write a short synopsis and add cover art images related to your story to spice things up and pique the reader's interest.

    6. Share the link to your content showcase with your friends, fans and followers on Facebook, Google plus, twitter and other social media platforms and have them sign up on Afritalks.com, read, RATE and drop REVIEWS on your story.

    Note: It is important for them to REVIEW and RATE your story because the number of REVIEWS for a story is equal to the number of votes.

    Winners must have minimum of 50 reasonable post count before retrieving the price


    Plagiarism or copying someone else's work, and passing it off as yours is grossly forbidden. All stories will be cross checked for plagiarism and any writer found guilty will be disqualified.


    How Winners will be determined


    For the first stage, winners will be picked based on the number of reviews and ratings they get on their story The five stories with the highest number of reviews will make it on to the second stage.


    Warning: Anyone caught cheating by voting with multiple accounts will be banned and their reviews deleted.


    After the finalists are selected, the judges will now read the works of the finalists as well as REVIEWS s left by readers. Your works will be judged based on "Writing style, grammatical errors, spelling errors and most importantly, structure. When the judges are through, three winners will emerge.



    The prizes are as follows


    * First position- N20,000


    * Second position- N10,000


    * Third position- N5,000


    Date:


    March 1 – 31st (12:00 PM)---Write your story, publish it on Afritalks.com and start inviting your friends and social media acquaintances to like and comment on it. Please note that you are allowed to publish only one story.


    March 25th- 28th: voting ends and screening for stage one commences.


    March 29th-30th: Finalists would be announced and screening of finalists commences.


    March 31st: Winners will be announced.



    So, get engaged and involve your friends. You could win this!


    All the best!

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    About Author

    Seun Joseph
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    Joseph is a resolute and articulate crusader for change who has impacted the lives of many youths today. He graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye in Political Science and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is also the Director of Impressive media.
    He is currently the Online Editor of Nigeria's oldest soft sell City People Magazine.
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