#ZEEJLFatBL2019 Blogging Contest

Bring out the writer in you! Put pen to paper, or fire up your tablet and laptop and show us your skills!

Take a look at the topics listed below; choose what you can write best on; send us the piece and stand a chance to be a published blogger on the "ZEE JLF at The British Library" social media handles and a pass to attend the event at the British Library in London.

Submit your entries either via Wattpad or email us at JLFLitfest@gmail.com.

Writing Prompt:

Please write a blog on any of the following topics:

1. Looking into the Future: Artificial Intelligence

2. Cricket Mania

3. Remembering Jallianwalla Bagh

4. Imbalance between Mankind and Nature

5. From Hieroglyphs to Emojis

6. Democracy and Indian Elections: Strengths and Fault lines

You may choose to write in a style you are most comfortable with – creative or reportage. An example of each style of writing is linked here:

Creative writing style: http://metawards.com/blog/loose-woman-by-maya-krishna-rao-an-intense-experience
Reportage style: https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ancient-dna-who-we-are-and-how-we-got-here/

Prizes:

The best of all entries received will be published on the festival website and ZEE JLF at British Library social media handles.

The 5 most promising entrants will be chosen to be official festival bloggers at ZEE JLF at The British Library 2019. They will get to attend sessions at the British Library, London.

Dates:

Last date to submit your entries is 5th June 2019. Winners will be announced on 8th June 2019.

How to submit entries through Wattpad:

In case you don't have a Wattpad account, please sign up for Wattpad.

Then go to "write a story" option and publish your story with the tag "ZEEJLFatBL2019".

Remember to include “#ZEEJLFatBL2019” in the title of your story and share the link on ZEEJaipurLitFest's message wall.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Age limit to submit entries is 18 years and above.

2. Judges decision will be final and binding.

3. Upon selection, you agree for your work to be redrafted with or without consultation at the discretion of the Festival Blog Editor.

4. 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.

5. Those selected as winners for the festival must attend writing workshop and orientation on 14th June 2019 at British Library. This training workshop with the ZEE JLF at British Library Blogging Team is mandatory for all bloggers.

6. Winners will receive blogger certificates from ZEE JLF at British Library at the end of the festival.

7. This competition is open to local participants. However, all arrangements for travel boarding and lodging will be the responsibility of the bloggers including the expenses. Festival will provide lunch coupons to the bloggers on 15th and 16th June.

8. Only access to the festival is allowed.

9. Bloggers will be required to write the blogs about the sessions and the festival everyday during the festival. Their work will be published on Jaipurlitfest.org/britishlibrary page.

10. 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.

11. Meet and greet with selected speakers for the winners of the competition.

12. Any misbehaviour and clash with organisers, authors and attendees or taking undue advantage of facilities provided will lead to expulsion from the blogger team and the festival, with immediate effect.

13. Teamwork Arts reserves the right to alter the guidelines and terms and conditions at any time.

14. A certificate will be given to the winners.