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    Sweek writing competition: #GoExplore!

    June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Sweek writing competition: #GoExplore!

Do you know how to put your adventures into words or have you always imagined yourself exploring the world? Write your #GoExplore story in less than 3,000 words and win a GoPro Hero camera to get your adventures on camera, or alternatively €150!

Adventures make incredible tales – from Jules Verne’s classics to the modern travel stories we see today; they allow you to explore the world through the eyes of someone else. Adventures are exciting – whether they are about travelling, summer love, extreme sports, starting a new job, an unexpected turn of the day or something breathtaking in a fantasy world your protagonist lives in.

STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO JOIN

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 #GoExplore in the tags section in Story Details

That’s it! Don’t forget to share with your friends and family to get more readers 😉

Read our FAQ to get answers to most of the questions you may have;)

DURATION

Submissions open: 26th of June – 10th of August
Winners announcement: 31st of August

PRIZES

Best English story [jury]: GoPro Hero camera (or €150 in cash)
Most popular story [most followers]: GoPro Hero camera (or €150 in cash)
Best feedback x 2 [jury]: €20 cash


Top 10 English stories (shortlist): featured on Sweek for 3 weeks + digital certificate

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  1. You need to be 14 years or older to participate. Younger participants need their parents’ permission.
  2. The story must be tagged #GoExplore in story details
  3. Word limit: maximum 3,000 words
  4. The story doesn’t have to be exclusive, but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  5. The story is written in English, German, Dutch or Portuguese
  6. The story must be created by you. You can also write with a friend if you want to, but in case you win, the prize will be shared.
  7. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 10/08/2017, 23:59 CET
  8. You can participate with multiple entries
  9. The story can be any genre, as long as it is related to the topic. 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.
  10. Crowd prize is determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the followers count is: 29/08/17, 23:59 CET. Falsification of followers will lead to a warning, followed by immediate disqualification if the behavior continues.

We cannot wait to read about your adventures!

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#GOFEEDBACK

#GoFeedback is open for all #GoExplore stories! Help your fellow writers get even better! The 2 best critiques will receive €20 each. How to join?

Step 1. Search for #GoExplore on Sweek and read a story
Step 2. Provide feedback/critique in a comment on the story
Step 3. Add #GoFeedback at the end of your comment so that we can find it
Step 4. You can participate as many times as you like until August 29th. You can participate even if you didn’t write a story on the topic!

Don’t hesitate to contact us via support@sweek.com for any questions!

57 Comments
  • Sruty, June 29, 2017 Reply

    Dear Sweek,
    What is the meaning of 'GoPro- Hero to get your adventures on camera' ??? I means, what's the exact prize ???

    • Sweek team, June 29, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, it is GoPro Hero camera :)

      • Devanshu, July 16, 2017 Reply

        Under which heading should I write "#GoExplore" ? Should I use it under "story title" or "short description" ? And in the app the max word limit is only 2000 words so what should I do ?

        • Sabine van der Plas, July 17, 2017 Reply

          Hi Devanshu, in the short description would be perfect! Your chapter shouldn't have a limit of 2000 words, could you perhaps take a screenshot and send it to support@sweek.com? Thanks!

  • Shefalika, June 29, 2017 Reply

    Dear Sweek,
    Can the story be imaginary or it has to be real? And, does the story need to be related to travel or it could be something else like achieving something?

    • Sweek team, June 29, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, good questions! The story can be both imaginary and real, up to you :) And it is all about exploring, so it doesn't necessary have to be related to travel. Maybe our examples at the beginning of the post could be useful :)

  • Vaia Patta, June 29, 2017 Reply

    Can it be fanfic?

    • Sweek team, June 29, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes, it can!

  • sheetal, June 30, 2017 Reply

    wooow...sound interesting more than that go pro just simply woow ..its tym to pack the bag and go for find some adventures..!!

  • Fatima, July 2, 2017 Reply

    Hey, can the story be related to exploring emotions or a new side of oneself which did not already exist....

    • Sweek team, July 2, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, sounds interesting! Sure!

  • Shaurya, July 2, 2017 Reply

    Can it be a story of exploring a city (a frenzied metropolis in my story) and describing it while having some misadventures on the way?

    • Sweek team, July 2, 2017 Reply

      Sure, sounds interesting! :)

  • GillFriend, July 2, 2017 Reply

    Hello Sorry I do not see my story yet, and I wonder if we receive an email that it is submitted? thanks . I hope it was the 500 words as had to adjust something at last moment:) Called the legacy:) General fiction

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 3, 2017 Reply

      Hi, I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you want to know if your story is participating with the 500 word challenge (#storytellers)? If you share your username, I'll check!

  • Chumki, July 3, 2017 Reply

    Hi Team, can it be a combination of prose and poetry ?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 3, 2017 Reply

      Hi, of course, that sounds nice!

  • Swetha s., July 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi, can the story can be about a tour around a city with some old tales and a little history??... and suppose I were to write a story about exploring castles, is that OK??... how many stories can be submitted??...

    • Sweek team, July 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, sounds good! You can participate with multiple entries :)

  • Chumki, July 5, 2017 Reply

    Dear Team, can you please confirm whether I have correctly tagged my story " Exploring the unexplored....." for this competition ? Also I am unable to find the link for promoting my story, kindly help.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, it's published and tagged correctly! You can share your story with this link: https://www.sweek.com/#/read/46928/1400000162
      Do you already have the Android or iOS app? You'll get notifications when there is new interaction!

      • Chumki, July 6, 2017 Reply

        Hi, I am using the desktop version, will that be ok?

        • Sabine van der Plas, July 7, 2017 Reply

          Hi, yes, you can choose which one you want to use!

  • Purba Chakraborty, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Hey this sounds so interesting. Definitely going to participate :)

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      We're glad to hear it! Did you already check out the Sweek iOS or Android app? :)

    • Paresh Godhwani, July 10, 2017 Reply

      Hi, I live in India. Can I participate?

      • Sweek team, July 12, 2017 Reply

        Hi there, of course you can :)

  • Etheray, July 6, 2017 Reply

    It's so amazing thant Sweek organizes so many writing contests! It's such a pity I'm such a busy person..... I really hope to make time for this one!

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi, you definitely should! If you have any stories that you wrote before and fit the theme - you can join with those too :)

  • Mariam Shehzad, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Is it important to be about adventure

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, not necessarily, but it has to do something with exploration ;)

  • parneet kaur, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Jolly Sweek,
    what's the minimum word limit? And do i stand a chance to present my work as a poem?

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, we don't have a minimum :) And of course, poems are allowed as well

  • Bhoomi, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Can we submit more then 1 story.

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes, you can!

  • Candi Toll, July 6, 2017 Reply

    Can you enter if you live in Australia?

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, of course :)

  • bhavani tejaswi, July 7, 2017 Reply

    Hello! Can it be an inspirational/ motivational story???

    • Sweek team, July 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes, of course :)

  • Mariam Shehzad, July 7, 2017 Reply

    Is it important that the story should be about exploring or adventure??

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 9, 2017 Reply

      Hi, it should be about some kind of adventure. It can be moving to another city, a summer love or traveling, but it can also be something simple as adventures close by or an unexpected turn of the day :) good luck!

  • Tash, July 8, 2017 Reply

    Hi, I am from Australia. Can I enter?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 9, 2017 Reply

      Hi, yes, you can!

  • Arjoyita Roy, July 10, 2017 Reply

    Hello, all I wanted to know is can the write-up have a pinch of irony infused in it?

    • Sweek team, July 12, 2017 Reply

      Looking forward to reading it ;)

  • Kabilan G, July 11, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Can the story be like adventurous, never give up, sort of?

    • Sweek team, July 12, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, sure! Sounds awesome ;)

  • Stephanie, July 12, 2017 Reply

    Can you write things you dream about

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 13, 2017 Reply

      Hi, yes, you can! As long as there are adventures in your dreams ;)

  • amna, July 14, 2017 Reply

    I'm from Pakistan. Can I enter to the contest?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 15, 2017 Reply

      Hi Amna, yes you can, this contest is open to all countries!

  • Chumki, July 18, 2017 Reply

    Hello Team, can you kindly confirm if my entry " The Unicorn" is correctly tagged and participating in this contest ? Thanks.

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 19, 2017 Reply

      Hi Chumki, it's participating indeed!

  • Izuken, July 18, 2017 Reply

    Just seeing it today! Hope am not late?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 19, 2017 Reply

      Hi, you can participate until the 10th of August!

  • Sanchita Sengupta, July 23, 2017 Reply

    But the words strength is showing 2000
    What to do?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 23, 2017 Reply

      Hi Sanchita, hmm you should be able to write more than 2000 words in your chapter. Do you see this word limit in the 'short description' or in the chapter itself?


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