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    FAQ: How to participate in #IndiaCollegeClash writing contest

    July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017

FAQ: How to participate in #IndiaCollegeClash writing contest

What is Sweek?

Sweek is a global platform for reading, writing and sharing stories. All over the world. For free. We are located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and have an international team from all over the world 🙂

Do I need to download the app?

You can use the app or the web version, it is up to you. There is slightly more functionality present on our app version currently though. For example, receiving notifications when you have a new comment on your story!

Website: https://sweek.com/
Android app: http://bit.ly/SweekforAndroid
iOS app: http://bit.ly/SweekforiOS

How do I publish a story?

Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website

Step 2: Create an account or log in

Step 3: Go to ‘My stories’ and then click on ‘New story’. Create a chapter and write or copy in your story.

Step 4: Publish your work and fill in the tag #IndiaCollegeClash in your Story Details (if you are using the website, do not forget to press Enter!). Finalize by ‘Publish’ – your story is now published and part of the writing contest! If you are an entry from an ambassador, put the tags specified by him/her. If you want your college to have a chance of winning the best college title, add the college abbreviation tag as well.

Where can I find all the details of the contest (word limit, deadline etc.)?

https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-student-writing-competition/

Can I participate with more than one entry?

Yes

Is poetry allowed?

Yes

Is Hindi allowed?

Yes

How do I add a tag and edit my story?

You need to add it to your Story Details (dont forget to press Enter on the website). You can either use #IndiaCollegeClash or just IndiaCollegeClash (both are fine). If you are an entry from an ambassador, put the exact tag specified by him/her.

For each contest you can edit your story as many times as you want before the deadline. To access your story: log in, go to ‘my stories’ and click on your story. To edit your story title/description, go to the 3dot menu in your Story Dashboard and click Story Basics; to edit your tags/other story details, go to the 3dot menu in your story dashboard and select Story Details

How do I know whether my story is participating in the contest or not?

If you see the tag on your story page after you searched for it, it is participating. If you are not sure, contact us and we can check it for you 🙂

How do I promote my story?

Best way is to promote your story via your own social media and network. You can also promote it in Sweek fanpage https://www.facebook.com/groups/306066656501682/ or here https://sweek.com/#/read/43452/1400000162. You can find the link to share your story when you search for your story in the search bar and click on it. Here you’ll find the share button on the story info page!

Do I get a confirmation of participating immediately?

No, but if your story is tagged, you are surely participating. However, if you’d like to know for sure you are participating, please ask us 🙂

How can I search for my story?

Current search is based on the title, description and the tag. So you can search for either of those.

What if I can’t find my story on search right away?

No worries, sometimes it can take a few minutes after publishing to become visible on all the platforms. If you still can’t find your story the next day, please contact us.

When is the deadline?

31/07, 23:59 CET

P.S.You can join the event on Facebook to get timely reminders! https://www.facebook.com/events/767759323384592/

 

20 Comments
  • Subhashini, July 16, 2017 Reply

    Can we write Hindi articles or poems in English spell form??????

    • Sweek team, July 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, you can!

  • Lily, July 21, 2017 Reply

    Hello, I wanted to know whether my story Braveheart is participating or not.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Lily, if you are 'Sagarika Khanna' on Sweek then your story is officially participating in the IndiaCollegeClash. It seems like everyone loves your story! Did you already download the app to get notifications when people comment on your story?

      • Lily, July 21, 2017 Reply

        Yes. I am Sagarika. Thank you for confirming my participation. I have just downloaded the app.

  • Sathwik, July 22, 2017 Reply

    Should the story I write needs to be complete or can it just be a part of a whole

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 23, 2017 Reply

      Hi, we prefer it to be complete, but of course you can take a part of a longer story. It should have a plot development and logical ending though. If it feels like only the introduction to a story, it's not a good short story ;) Hope this helps!

  • Avanti, July 29, 2017 Reply

    Hi, can I confirm whether my entry of 'Constant and Variable - a short story' is participating or not?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 30, 2017 Reply

      Hi Avanti, yes it is! Did you already check out the app to keep track of comments and likes on your story?

      • Avanti, July 31, 2017 Reply

        Thanks Sabine :)
        Yes, I have downloaded the app.

  • V, August 10, 2017 Reply

    Can you please confirm if my stories 'Change the world' & 'The mirror' are up for the India college clash ? Thank you !

    • Sweek team, August 14, 2017 Reply

      Hi, 'the mirror' and 'rain' are participating, but the 3d story was submitted after the deadline.

      • V, August 15, 2017 Reply

        Please check the 'promote your story here' comment section in the blog, I had promoted 'Change the world' (my story) way before the other two.

        • Sweek team, August 18, 2017 Reply

          Hi there, we have included it in the participants list.

          • V, August 21, 2017

            Thank you ! :)

          • V, August 22, 2017

            I am glad all my stories are participating ! :)

  • Shubham Sharma, August 24, 2017 Reply

    Hello. I want to ask that when would result of #IndiaCollegeClash contest will be declared and how to check result too.

    • Sweek team, August 30, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, the results are here: https://blog.sweek.com/announcing-winners-indiacollegeclash-writing-competition/

  • Shubham Sharma, August 29, 2017 Reply

    How to check the result of #IndiaCollegeClash contest. Please reply me ASAP.

    • Sweek team, August 30, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, the results have been announced: https://blog.sweek.com/announcing-winners-indiacollegeclash-writing-competition/


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