23 - 27 JANUARY 2020

Blogging Contest

After the resounding success of last year’s Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition, we are back! Bring out the writer in you, put pen to paper and show us your skills! Send us a piece of your best work and you stand a chance to be a published blogger on the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 blog page! The Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 Blogging Competition presents an opportunity for writers to submit creative pieces on the themes. The best of all entries received will be published on the festival website, leading up to the event.

Deadline

15 DECEMBER 2019

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

10 JANUARY 2020

Word Limit

1000 WORDS

Themes
  • Environment

    Climate change and the state of the environment are among the most critical issues of our time affecting health, lifestyle, economics, development and future world statistics. Blogs would need to bring to the forefront current narratives around the theme, action being taken or not taken and key activists and writers who are working towards positive change.

  • Economy

    The world’s economy as well as our own country’s seem to be grappling with and adjusting to crises in industry, business, commerce, manufacturing, banking and AI, coupled with issues of poverty, healthcare, migration, and the internet which itself throws up a plethora of narratives for any economy. Blogs could focus on issues which are affecting economic trajectories.

  • Politics

    Be it globally or on a domestic level, the last few years have been unpredictable. Some parts of the world have witnessed the breakdown of political centres while other regions are grappling with a lack of moral leadership. Are we in a period of historical transition? What does the future hold? Tell us what you think by writing about a subject you feel strongly about

  • Gender & Equal Rights

    In a world where the immigrant question still has no real answers, where counties are scrambling to put together registers and seal borders, equal rights are a raging issue. Writings which highlight the present and the future for rights to become equal will make the mark.

"Opportunities don't happen, you create them"

Submit Entries

The best of all entries received will be published on the festival website

If you happen to be 18 and above, here’s some icing for your cake – the most promising 6 of these entrants will be official festival bloggers of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 for the duration of the Festival. You will get to travel to Jaipur, and blog directly from the festival! (*Please refer to point 7 in T&C)

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Guidelines

  • Each person can submit a maximum of three entries till 15th December 2019. However, if your entry is selected to be featured on the website then no further entries from you will be accepted. You will be informed by email in case of selection.
  • Writing can be in any format (poetry, story, book review, author analysis etc) and must relate to the theme of the competition.
  • Entries must be sent as a Word document in attachment of the mail (No .pdf please). Please use Times New Roman Font in size 12. Include name, age, occupation, city of residence, identity card, contact number and email address within the document itself. Maximum word limit is 1000 words per entry, 50 lines in case of a poem.
  • Entries must not contain any vulgar, obscene, defamatory, pornographic or violent content or content detrimental to national interest.
  • The contest opens on 20th November 2019.
  • Deadline to submit entries is 15th December 2019.
  • Announcement of Long List on 6th January 2020 and Shortlist on 10th January 2020.

Terms & Conditions

  • Age limit to submit entries is 18 years and above.
  • Judges decision is final and binding.
  • Upon selection, you agree for your work to be redrafted with or without consultation at the discretion of the blog Editor.
  • Each entrant grants licence to Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. to feature any and all of their submissions on any of their websites, or promotional material connected to this competition and the festival.
  • Those selected as winners for the festival must attend a 2-3 day writing workshop and orientation prior to its commencement. These training workshops with the Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Team are mandatory to all bloggers.
  • Winners will receive blogger certificates from Jaipur Literature Festival at the end of the festival.
  • This competition is open to global participation. However, only Indian domestic travel for the winners to and from metro cities in India to Jaipur will be provided, via train. (3 tier AC)

Instructions for official festival bloggers: Jaipur Literature Festival 2020

  • Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd bears no responsibility for any selected international winners not receiving a visa or the delay of visa, or any winner missing the train to Jaipur from the designated railway station for any reason.
  • Accommodation, daily travel and meals during the festival will be provided. Travel from the hotel to the venue will be provided every morning. Transport will be provided from the Music Stage venue to the hotel every evening.
  • Bloggers will be given access to the Music Stage performances in the evenings to cover the events.
  • Bloggers will get opportunities to interact with press, industry experts and authors during the course of the festival to blog about apart from sessions. They will also receive one-on-one mentoring sessions with the Festival Blog Editor to help in their blogs.
  • Breakfast will be provided at the Blogger’s accommodation. Lunch will be provided, along with other volunteers, at the main venue, Diggi Palace. Dinner will be provided at the Music Stage venue.
  • Any misbehaviour and clash with organizers, authors and attendees or taking undue advantage of the facilities provided by the bloggers will lead to expulsion from the blogger team and festival, effective immediately.
  • Teamwork Arts reserves the right to alter the guidelines and terms and conditions at any time.
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