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Story Writing Competition-II
We are happy to launch the second season of Brandedgupshup Story Writing Competition. For all you avid writers out there, a bit of research and a piece of writing can help you form an inspiring prize winning story. You can write on any of the below topics-

1. Stories of businesses which have a unique strategy or proposition.
Eg 1, Seva Café which lets you pay for the person who dines in after you and not for your own food.
Eg 2, The Pooja shop which helps you perform online pooja with all customs and rituals.

2. An advertising campaign which has left an impact on you (positive or negative).
3. Story of an established brand which crossed various hurdles to acquire its current position in the industry or one which has a unique story.
4. Listicles pertaining to brands.
Eg, Top 7 innovative advertisements of 2017.
Eg, Top 5 places in Amritsar to have chhole bhature.
Or write on a topic of your choice which suits our idea of talking about unique brand stories.
To read example stories, check Gupshup Corner on our website or go through the two volumes of our magazines published in the past.

You may also go through the shortlisted entries of Brandedgupshup Story Writing Competition-I.

The story will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Creativity
  • Concept
  • Ideation
  • Presentation
  • Language

Rules for the competition:
  1. You may send multiple entries. Each entry in a separate mail.
  2. Stories can be co-authored by maximum 2 people.
  3. There is no submission fee.
  4. You may write in first person or third person.
  5. The story should not have been published anywhere before.
  6. The story should entirely be based on first hand information and not on any assumptions.
  7. No plagiarism will be accepted.
  8. Every story needs to be accompanied with pictures. Do quote sources of the pictures that you send and state how you acquired those. Original pictures or pictures sought from the business/brand owner will be appreciated.
  9. The word limit for the story is minimum 350 words.
  10. Stories need to be submitted latest by 24th August 2018.
  11. Mail your entries to [email protected] with ‘Brandedgupshup Story Writing Competition’ as the subject.
  12. Along with the story, mention the following: Name, Age, City.

How will the competition proceed?
  • Last date for receiving entries is 24th August 2018.
  • Out of all the entries received, the best ones will be shortlisted and published on our website from 25th August to 31st August 2018. The links of the stories will also be shared on our  Facebook page  and  Instagram page .
  • The shortlisted participants will be given a chance to promote their story as much as possible through our Facebook page. The total number of likes and comments on each post will be counted in the final results.
  • Depending on the views on each story and decision by our team, the results will be announced on 30th September 2018.

1st Prize: Rs. 1,500
2nd Prize: Rs. 1,000
Top 5 winners will get E-certificate.