The Glimmer of Hope Foundation is celebrating this year’s world population day (July11th, 2013) with a blogging competition. The competition is centred around the theme of this year’s population day – Ending teenage pregnancies.
Objective of blogging Competition.
1. To initiate discussion and suggest recommendation from young people about Sexual and Reproductive Health issues within their community
2. To inspire leadership skills through creative writing among young people in secondary schools
3. To support innovative ideas through creative writing among young people
Develop an inspiring post on your blog on this year’s theme, “Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria”. The story must be non-fiction, and can contain a combination of pictures and or video. If you intend to submit a picture blog, note that strictly picture blogs with captions will be accepted.
Email a link to your blog and post, with your name to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contact details should be clearly stated in your submission.
Your blog post will be shared on Glimmers of Hope Foundation (GLOHF) Facebook page and tweeted on GLOHF twitter page within 24 hours during any day working day.
Invite your friends and fans to vote for your story on GLOHF Social media pages. Votes will be counted as the sum total of likes, comments and shares on GLOHF Facebook as well as re-tweets and replies on the Twitter page.
Invite your friends to read your post and to vote as directed above.
An email will be sent to you to notify you of your post on GLOHF’s facebook page and what to tweet for notification
– must be a teenager
The competition will run for 2 weeks (till July 10). Winners will be announced on the 11th of July with a cash prize of N50, 000 for 1st Place, N30, 000 for the 2nd Place and N20,000 for third place
Winners will be notified on 11th July 2013 by Telephone and Email.
Guidelines for Blog Posts
Blog posts can be any of the following:
Written stories, Picture blog with tags and short videos will all be accepted. Try to be creative and inspiring. Stories should not be more than 700 words.
Written stories and picture tags should be in English.
Video blogs in languages other than English should have English subtitles.
You can submit as many (but different) blog posts as you want for consideration. However note that votes will be tallied for each blog post. The blog posts with the highest sum of tallies as indicated in above will win.
A tweetMeet on “Our role in ending teenage pregnancies” will hold on July 11th, 2013
Kate Henshaw- A-list actress and mother
Ruth Olurounbi – Features writer. Columnist (Entrepreneurship+)
Victoria Akyeampong – UNFPA Rep Nigeria