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The Naked Convos Presents ‘THE WRITER’ An Online Reality Blogging Competition


Good news OSG Readers, I indulge all writers to participate in this competition.. This is a good start for 2013..

What is it?

The Writer is an online ‘reality’ writing competition created by TheNakedConvos, where contestants are given a topic or theme to write on each week and members of the public, as well as  judges, will assess them and vote to keep the best writers in the game. The inaugural edition was very exciting and this year’s promises to be even better.

The Process.

Ten writers will be shortlisted from the qualifications stage/entry submissions.

These writers will contest in the online writing competition.

The competition will require all writers to send in their themed write-ups/posts/stories weekly by a deadline.

Posts from all the writers will be put up for members of the public to read and vote for.

At the end of the voting period, a panel of judges will evaluate the posts and score them using pre-communicated criteria.

The public votes and the votes from the judges will be combined and based on this; Writers will be eliminated weekly until a final winner – THE WRITER – emerges.

Who is it for?

There are no age, location or gender restrictions for the competition. All members of the general public are encouraged to send in pre-qualification entries.

How to qualify?

To stand a chance to qualify for the competition, simply write a 1000 word piece (It can be less but not more) with the theme and title: “Happy New Year” and send it to thewriter@thenakedconvos.com on or before midnight, January 6th 2013.

Any Style, direction and format is allowed – the more creative, the better. 

Submissions could be in form of stories, articles, poems, etc as long as they stick to the theme.

Only shortlisted writers will be contacted. Writers will be contacted only by e-mail. Please include your full name and a valid e-mail address we will use for continued correspondence, regardless if it is the same or different from the email address you use to send in the entry.

TNC reserves the right to publish any submitted stories later on this blog as part of our ‘short stories’ category.


Only one entry is allowed per writer. The work must be the work of the person whose name is stated in the email.

The Prizes.

At the end of The Writer competition, there will be three winners,

First Place – $1,000

Second Place  – $750

Third Place – $500

NOTE: All prizes are in US dollars. 

The schedule:

Acceptance of entries begins today, Dec 6, 2012.

Acceptance of entries will close on Jan 6, 2013.

The Judges, sponsors and 10 Finalists will be announced and The ‘Show’ will begin by the end of January, 2013.

The ‘Show’ will end, the winners be announced and prize money awarded in April 2013.

So Get excited, Get Ready to Read, Get Ready to Judge,  Get Ready to Write, Get Ready to Vote. Its THE WRITER SEASON 2


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