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    Sweek student writing competition!

    June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Sweek student writing competition!

Dutch company Sweek is looking for young talented writers! Do you want to win cash prizes to cover a part of your tuition, take a weekend break from studying or treat your family to a great dinner? Start writing now and get a chance to win over ₹35,000 in cash in our student writing competiton! As long as your story is less than 3,000 words, you can write in any genre and on any topic: a thrilling mystery, a breathtaking fantasy, or an epic love story!


Step 1: You must be registered to a college in India. If you graduated any time in 2017, you can still participate 🙂

Step 2: 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 3: Create an account or log in

Step 4: Go to ‘My stories’ and then click on ‘New story’. Create a chapter and write or copy in your story.
Step 5: Publish your work and fill in the tag #IndiaCollegeClash in your story details.  Finalize by ‘Publish’ – your story is now published and part of the writing contest! If you would like your college to win the best college award (so not mandatory!), put the abbreviation of your college in the tags section, or write the university and college full name in the short description of your story.

  1. Your story needs to be written in English or Hindi
  2. The story must be tagged #IndiaCollegeClash in the story details
  3. Word limit: maximum 3,000 words
  4. The story doesn’t have to be new or exclusive (so it can be a story from an existing blog for instance), but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  5. The story must be created by you
  6. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 31/07/17, 23:59
  7. You can participate with multiple entries
  8. It can be a combination of e.g. young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction, crime and it can have the form of both prose and poetry

Jury prizes
Jury 1st choice award: ₹10,000 cash + printed certificate
Jury 2nd choice award: ₹5,000 cash + printed certificate
Jury 3rd choice award: ₹2,500 cash + printed certificate
Jury 4th – 10th choice: printed certificate
Best college award: ₹5,000 cash + all entries get a printed participation certificate

Community prizes
Most popular story award: ₹5,000 cash
Most active reader award: ₹2,500 cash
Best feedback award: ₹2,500 cash
Best cover design award: ₹2,500 cash
Predict the winner award: ₹2,500 cash

*Find the rules regarding the prizes below

Participation: June 20th – July 31st
Winner announcement: August 22nd

Good luck! For any questions, don’t hesitate to comment below or contact us via support@sweek.com. Sweek is based in the Netherlands, Europe.



Your story will be read by these expert jury members and the Sweek editorial team.

Pragya Sharma is a blogger, book reviewer, and clinical psychologist. Find out more via ReviewingShelf.

Avnika Gupta is a Spoken Word Artist and street theater artist. Check out her Facebook page!

We’re sure you don’t want to miss the deadline, so join the Facebook event to get timely reminders!

Although any student and literary club can join for this contest, our official partners are great literary clubs who help us make this competition possible. Introducing:

Literary Committee, LNMIIT. Visit them on Facebook!
KalamKaar: the Literary Society of DDUC. Check them out on Facebook!
Literary & Debating Club | NIT Calicut. Follow them on Facebook!
University Debating & Literary Club – AMU. Read more on Facebook!


Best college award goes to the college with the highest total score. The score is based on number of entries multiplied by the average score of the stories on a scale of 1 to 5, given by the jury. If the college has a literary club, they will be awarded the prize. If not, the college will be contacted.

Most popular story award goes to the story with the highest number of followers. The deadline for the followers count is: 15/08/17, 23:59. Falsification of followers will lead to a warning, followed by immediate disqualification if the behavior continues.

Most active reader award goes to the reader that gave the most likes, follows and comments on any Sweek story. Be sure to add #IndiaCollegeClash in your profile ‘about’ section to let us know you want to participate. You don’t need to have written a story yourself to participate. The deadline for the activity count is 15/08/17, 23:59

Best feedback award goes to person who gave the most useful feedback to a story that participates in the #IndiaCollegeClash competition. Simply add #IndiaCollegeClash to the end of your comment to have the jury read your comment. You don’t need to have written a story yourself to participate. The deadline for writing your comment is 15/08/17, 23:59.

Best cover design award goes to the most beautiful and original cover. For participation you need to upload the cover on Instagram and add in description #indiacollegeclash and tag @sweekstories. The winner will be selected by the Sweek team together with the Sweek Keepers.

Predict the winner award goes to person who predicted which story would win the jury 1st choice award. If multiple people have the correct answer, there will be a lottery among those. You can leave your prediction on the post in the Facebook event. One prediction per person. The deadline for leaving your prediction is 15/08/17, 23:59.

* The cash amount will be transferred via paypal or to a bank account with a valid IBAN and BIC code. The transfer fee will be paid by Sweek, but is not responsible for the conversion rate from Euro to a local currency the receiving bank uses. In case of non-availability of either, a gift card to a webshop can be considered. The printed certificates for the top 10 will be personalized and sent to their home address. The certificates for the college award will be sent to one address of the literary society or university and are not personalized.


  • Mahikaa, June 28, 2017 Reply

    what is the age group for this competition?

    • Sabine van der Plas, June 28, 2017 Reply

      Hi, there's no age group. If you're enrolled in a college / university in 2017 - you're fine!

  • shreeka, July 1, 2017 Reply

    is there any word limit???

    • Sweek team, July 2, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes, it is 3000 words. Please refer to the rules for all the relevant info :)

  • Yash Shrivastava, July 2, 2017 Reply

    I've already published the story on sweek ,which I want to send for the competition.What should I do?

    • Sweek team, July 2, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, you need to tag your story with the correct tag in the Tags section in Story details. In that way we know that it belongs to that particular contest.

  • Sunit Kumar Chattoraj, July 3, 2017 Reply

    Hi Sweek team! I passed from college in 2016. Am I still eligible?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 13, 2017 Reply

      Hi, unfortunately not, but you can participate with for example #GoExplore: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • Emerald, July 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi, is it necessary to tag the name of our college in the tags section.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, you can, but don't have too. Just be sure to use #IndiaCollegeClash!

  • Emerald, July 5, 2017 Reply

    Is it necesaary to tag our college or just tagging #IndiaCollegeClash is enough to participate in the competition

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, you can also join without mentioning your college. Good luck!

  • Sunidhi tiwari, July 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi , i had not taken admission int any college yet but would certainly join one before mid August.Can i participate?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, if you think you have a proof of enrollment when we choose the winners mid August, you can join already :)

  • Megha shakya, July 5, 2017 Reply

    What about the students of school of open learning (DU).......can they also

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, I see it's part of the University of Delhi, so yes, that's allowed too :)

  • Soumya Sen, July 5, 2017 Reply

    Can we write psychotic/gore fiction?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi Soumya, all genres are allowed!

  • Ayushi, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Can students of class 11 & 12 participate?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi Ayushi, this one is only for students of colleges/universities. We also have competitions open to anyone: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • Rukhsar, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Hey wanted to know if only poems are allowed?

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes, they are!

  • Aarav, July 9, 2017 Reply

    I have just passed from college...can I participate?

    • Sweek team, July 10, 2017 Reply

      If youare a graduate of 2017, you can join :)

  • Pragati, July 9, 2017 Reply

    Hi there, would you please tell me that a child studying in 12th class can participate or not?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi Pragati, it's only for students in universities/colleges. There are also competitions that are open to anyone, such as this one: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • Rohit, July 10, 2017 Reply

    hey there I can't sign up in by website .. ? can you help me or suggest me how can I sign up in ur website

    • Sweek team, July 10, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, you need to click on the sign up and then either sign up via email or facebook :

  • Sneha, July 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi. I noticed that it has been mentioned that if I'm graduating anytime in 2k17 , I can participate. I've written my final semester exams and I'm awaiting my results. I can still participate, right? And in such cases, the college name has to be written too, if I'm not wrong?

    • Sweek team, July 10, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, you can indeed! If you want your college to participate in Best College award, then indeed you should write the name

  • deeksha, July 12, 2017 Reply

    hi i m doing graduation through correspondence.
    can i participte?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 13, 2017 Reply

      Hi Deeksha, I'm not sure what you mean with 'through correspondence', but if you're enrolled in a university or college any time in 2017, you can participate!

  • Harshita, July 13, 2017 Reply

    Hi, sweek team. What must be the theme of cover design ? Is it like a magazine cover page ?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi, it should be the cover for the story you wrote for #IndiaCollegeClash. So, it's a bit like a book cover! But of course, if it looks like a magazine cover, that's fine too ;)

  • poonam, July 13, 2017 Reply

    I am a last year student of graduation.. So can a participate in this competition???

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi Poonam, if you graduated in 2017 or if you're still studying, you can participate! If you you graduated some years before, you can participate with our other writing contests: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • Vsxn, July 15, 2017 Reply

    Me and my friend both are intrested in your event , and we both enrolled in 2016 in college . shall we also participate .

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi, if you started studying in 2016, yes, you can participate!

  • arush, July 15, 2017 Reply

    Query about the cover page . What to do in that i mean is their any particular title on which we have to make the cover page or we can create on any title (e.g the bet , citylights)

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 16, 2017 Reply

      It's the cover design that you use for your own story. Or do you mean you would like to make a cover design without writing a story?

  • Nupur, July 15, 2017 Reply

    I am in school can i participate please

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Nupur, if your school is a college/university - then yes. If not, you can also participate in our other writing competition: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • rakhshinda akhtar, July 16, 2017 Reply

    I m in school working under amu . so can I participate in a week.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi, if it's the university that's called AMU, then yes! You can still participate until the 31st of July.

  • Saurabh Bijalwan., July 16, 2017 Reply

    Can I participate with more than one entry? A story and a poem, in case it is possible.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Saurabh, you can participate with as many entries as you like! Both poetry and prose are allowed :)

  • Anam Tariq, July 16, 2017 Reply

    I joined college in 2016. So can I participate? Can we send poems if not stories?Can we send more than one poem?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi, that sounds good! Yes, you can send both poems and stories, and you can send as many as you would like!

  • Ananyaa Bhowmik, July 18, 2017 Reply

    Is this only for graduate students? I completed my Masters this year from Jadavpur University. Can I still participate?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 19, 2017 Reply

      If you have an enrollment for any month in 2017, you can participate! And congratulations ;)

  • akanksha chaudhary, July 25, 2017 Reply

    I have graduated in 2015 m i elligible for this competition or not.

    • Sweek team, July 25, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, unfortunately not, but you can check our other 2 contests which are open to everyone: https://blog.sweek.com/microfiction-challenge-microcoffee/ and https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

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