On the 2nd of December, 2013, we made the announcement for Write Right Two and the entries came pouring in. I’d like to appreciate every writer that sent an entry in. Keep writing, do not stop pounding away at those computer keyboards ever. You will surprise us all, but most importantly surprise yourself with what you will produce.
We took lessons from the first edition and did our best to improve the competition. We changed the format to ensure that writers deliver over a period (giving them a chance to improve and build up while placing a greater demand on them), as against individual flashes of brilliance. We also included the judges votes to ensure that the quality of the writing influences the final outcome. However, we retained the reader votes, because we believe that writers must recognize the need to sell their writing and engage their readers. Of course, the votes were cumulated so that the effects of the overall performances of the writers reflect in the final assessment. Again, it is our aim to take from the lessons of Write Right Two to make the third edition even better.
I’d like to commend our finalists for all the hard work you put in, meeting our deadlines and I dare say improving every week. It’s been a beautiful two month journey. We have great news already – two of the finalists have offers to write on premier online portal 360nobs.
Our judges, you have been wonderful, meeting our deadlines for your feedback over the last two months, week in, week out. Not many people would demonstrate the kind of commitment you have to Write Right Two.
Friends, behind the scenes who recognize what we are doing and committed to support financially in spite of the absence of corporate sponsors. We firmly believe that these sponsors will eventually come as they see the value we create.
Finally, you, the readers. You have come every week, read, commented and voted. You are good people.
Final Week Of Voting
Here’s how votes were cast on the Final episodes.
- Ebun – Fate’s Store by Miracle Adebayo
- Tolu – Wewe By Ifeoluwa Watson
- Ikhide – Wewe By Ifeoluwa Watson
- Oye – Wewe By Ifeoluwa Watson
Here’s the final table
OUR WRITE RIGHT TWO WINNER IS IFEOLUWA WATSON WITH THE WEWE STORY. CONGRATULATIONS IFE!
I’ll be profiling the finalists over the weekend.
Prize Giving Event
We’ll be having a prize giving Event where all the finalists will be present to interact with the readers. Ifeoluwa will be available to read from her winning story and there’ll be music, food and we’ll be showing the Baba Risi Animation we’ve been working on for the attendees. Write Right Alumni will also be there to share the interesting stuff they’ve done with their writing since the last Write Right. It’s gonna be a packed event and you simply do not want to miss it. Find the details below. If there are any changes, I’ll definitely communicate this here on tlsplace.
- Venue: Ember Creek, Awolowo Road
- Date: Sunday 9th of March 2013
- Time: 3pm to 6pm
Once again, thank you all very much for making Write Right Two a resounding success. See you at the third edition