Saturday, May 08, 2010

TOP Music Video Short Story Writing Contest 2010 (Updated)

Here's a new contest, the TOP Music Video Short Story Writing Contest. Deadline is on July 31, 2010. An excerpt:

Welcome to the 1st Tagalog Online Pocketbook (TOP) Writing Contest! The aim of this contest is simple: Create a one-shot short story based on the following music videos (MV).

Bakit may ganito? Simple lang… para ganahan ang lahat na magsulat at magkaruon ng mas malalim na dahilan upang tangkilikin natin ang sarili nating kultura bilang isang Pilipino. At siyempre, para naman magkaruon ng kakaibang activity sa net tungkol sa pagsusulat, diba? (teka nga, back to my english speaking mode) ~foo

Click here for more details.

Update: A PGS blog reader, macoy, commented that:

rule #8 seems a bit on the shady side:

"8. All submissions will be owned by TOP."

they will basically be farming other people's stories and ideas for free. in other words, spec work.

doesn't sound like the type of contest this site should be endorsing.

So, be forewarned, thanks to macoy. If this rule bothers you, don't submit to the contest.

Update 2: A contest organizer made a comment and said that the rules have been edited.

4 Comments:

Anonymous macoy said...

rule #8 seems a bit on the shady side:

"8. All submissions will be owned by TOP."

they will basically be farming other people's stories and ideas for free. in other words, spec work.

doesn't sound like the type of contest this site should be endorsing.

9:36 PM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

Hmm. Good point, macoy.

Thanks for this. I'll edit the post and add a note pointing out what you have seen. Maraming salamat!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous foo said...

we edited our rules based on our reader's feedback.

visit http://tagalogonlinepocketbook.ning.com/forum/topics/top-music-video-short-story for more info

thanks!

10:48 PM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

@foo: TY. I'll update my own blog entry.

6:44 AM  

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