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    Sweek #ScareMe Challenge

    October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Sweek #ScareMe Challenge

Ghosts, Monsters, Wizards, Vampires,

This is what Sweek #ScareMe desires!

If Friday the 13th left you any courage,

Celebrate Halloween

With our new writing challenge!

Would you like to participate in our challenge and scare other Sweekers? Write a story of 1,000 words max. in a genre that is linked to Halloween (horror, crime, thriller, fantasy and sci-fi) between this Friday 13th and the 3rd of November.

Share it with your fellow writers and if your story gets at least 10 followers – you’ll be awarded with the special Sweek Halloween 2017 Challenge Badge!

The ten scariest stories, with the most number of followers per language, will be read by the Sweek Team and three of them will be featured on our social media channels as well as on the Sweek platform.

Finally, the author of our favourite story will receive a mug with his/her very own scary quote on it and the winning story will also be featured on Sweek. 🙂

? Prizes:

Best story (all languages): Mug with a quote from your scary story and featured on Sweek, Social Media channels. 

10 most popular stories (per language): will be read by the Sweek team and three of them will be featured on our platform and social media channels.

All participants with more than 10 followers: will receive a special Halloween badge.

? Duration:

Submission open: Friday 13th to November 3rd

Winner announcement: 15th of November

? COMPETITION GUIDELINES

  1. The story must be tagged with #ScareMe in order to join the contest.
  2. Word limit: 1,000 words (can be less).
  3. The story doesn’t have to be exclusive but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  4. The story must be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch or German.
  5. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 3/11/2017, 23:59 CET.
  6. You can participate with multiple entries.
  7. Stories of all genres will be accepted, with a special focus on horror, crime &  thriller, Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
  8. The ten favourite stories will be determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the followers’ count is 13/11/17, 23:59 CET.

? How to participate:

Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website:
Website: https://sweek.com/
Android app: http://bit.ly/SweekforAndroid
iOS app: http://bit.ly/SweekforiOS
Step 2: Create an account or log in
Step 3: Upload your story by going to ‘My stories’ and ‘Start a new story’
Step 4: Publish your story with the tag #ScareMe either in the title, description or in the tags section of the Story Details (don’t forget to press enter to save it! 🙂 )
Step 5: Get ten friends to like your story to get our special Halloween 2017 badge

→ Here you have a step-by-step guide on how to upload your story: CLICK

9 Comments
  • chinthaka, October 17, 2017 Reply

    Word count is okay. But is there a limit to the Number of Chapters? I want to separate my 1000 words into 5 chapters!

    • Marta, October 17, 2017 Reply

      Hey Chinthaka!

      As long as in total the story has less than 1,000 words, the number of chapters is up to you. :)

  • Ralph, October 17, 2017 Reply

    I feel like a lot of talent is being wasted on competitions that follow "most liked/followed" rules in order to win, its basically a popularity contest instead of a "best story" contest. It always results in people spamming links and asking friends to follow without even reading it. I like this theme though, so I might enter anyway, knowing that it wont be enough.

    • Marta, October 18, 2017 Reply

      Dear Ralph,

      Usually, all our contests have both: a popularity as well as 'the best story' prize. However, this competition is an exception, as we want the Sweek community to interact with each other. This is the whole idea of #ScareMe. :)

      We understand your point of view and will keep that in mind for the future. :)

  • Christina, October 21, 2017 Reply

    Would the best story be judged by Sweek? Or determined by most number of followers?

    • Marta, October 23, 2017 Reply

      Dear Christina,

      Top 10 will be determined by the popularity, however, the winning one will be chosen by Sweek.

  • chinthaka, November 14, 2017 Reply

    Awesome finish at deadline! Ended with 44 comments, 65 Followers, 76 Likes and 781 Reads! Thanks guys for your splendid support for my scareme entry THREE REALMS! Without you I m just meaningless. You guys made my day! Thanks, thanks and THANKS!!

  • Laxmi Nair, November 15, 2017 Reply

    Hi Team,
    When can we expect the results of ScareMe contest?

    • Marta, November 16, 2017 Reply

      Hey Laximi!

      The results are already published on our Social Media platforms. :)


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