Jaipur Literature Festival launches 2017 Blogging Competition

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  • New Category of V-logging opened this year
  • Photo Blogging competition returns for third year
  • New opportunities for Writing Competition winners to meet publishing industry professionals

After the resounding success of last year’s Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition, it is back!

With the 2017 JLF Blogging Competition, Teamwork Arts invites Blog writers, V-loggers and Photo-Bloggers to be a part of the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ in its 10th anniversary edition as Official Festival Bloggers.

The Festival asks people (over 18 years old) to send in a piece of their best work to be in with the chance to be a published blogger on the Jaipur Literature Festival website. The winners, shortlisted from the very best entries of the three competitions, will travel to attend the Festival in January as Official Festival Bloggers. Selected entries will also be published on the JLF website and related Teamwork Arts websites and partners sites throughout the competition.

For the Writing Competition entrants can submit creative or critical pieces on the theme ‘The Freedom to Dream: India at 70.’  Blogs can be in any written medium – stories, poetry, prose, drama. Potential subjects include history, literature, music, social structures, social media, women, religion, partition, economics, the next 70 years of India etc. Budding writers who’re selected from the competition will also get a chance to be part of the Jaipur BookMark’s New Writers’ Mentorship Programme The First Book Club where during a special one-on-one session industry experts will share advice and may even sign a book deal if they are impressed!

In a first for the Festival, it is introducing a V-logging Competition for the 2017 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival. If you’ve been bitten by the video bug and have something to say, put yourself forward for the opportunity to be the first Official JLF Vlogger to cover the Festival on the ground.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is looking for films of up to 1.5 minutes (90 second) on the themes Humour, Breaking Sterotypes or Passion. You can submit up to three vlogs, one on each of the themes, which must have been filmed on your phone.

Ready? Set…. Snap! The Photo Blogging Competition, now running for the third year, has some exciting new themes for emerging photo bloggers! Show off your passion for photography and send in up to nine shots demonstrating Close ups (macros), Strength and Shadows. The most stunning entries will be featured on the JLF website and its social media pages and two lucky winners will be invited to attend and cover the Festival in Jaipur this coming January.