On the occasion of National Day on Writing (Oct 20), ECT has launched a social media contest to spread awareness about writing. To participate, you have to tweet or comments on what inspires you to write. Enter the contest in three easy steps and stand a chance to win INR 3,500.

Winning Prizes

  • 1st Prize – INR 2,000 & a Certificate
  • 2nd Prize – INR 1,000
  • 3rd Prize – INR 500

About the Contest

No matter who we are or what we do, writing is an essential element of our daily schedule. We write, email, text messages, social posts, shopping lists, exam papers, news article etc. It is a part of how we work, how we remember, how we learn, & how we communicate. In short, writing is critical for the existence of the universe. This contest is a small effort to recognize the Writers and give them an opportunity to reflect on their craft.

How to Participate

You can join the contest either through Facebook or Twitter or both.

Participating through Facebook

Step 1: Like our Facebook Page (if you have not done it already)

Step 2: Write a comment on the following status update. Use the hashtag #WhyIWrite. You should reflect on what inspires you to write. You can write multiple comments.

Step 3: Share the above status on your timeline

Participating Through Twitter

Step 1: Follow our Twitter handle

Step 2: Like and Retweet the following Tweet along with your comments. Use #WhyIWrite in the comments. Alternately, you can reply to the following tweet along with your comments and hashtag.

Step 3: Write multiple tweets and tag our twitter handle

The winners

Three winners will be selected based on the quality and quantity of their writing. We will use the following parameters to evaluate your participation

  • Quality of comments or Tweets
  • Number of comments or Tweets
  • The extent of your involvement in the participation (sharing of status update on your timeline or various groups)
  • Active participation (responding to others’ comments and tweets)

Important Date and Time

  • The Contest Ends at 11:55 pm, Oct 20, 2018
  • The Winner Declaration – 5 pm Oct 21, 2018
  • Award of Prize & Certificate – Oct 26, 2018

We will contact the winners through DMs to award the certificates and winning prizes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to participate through both, Twitter and Facebook?

No. You can choose any one platform (either Facebook or Twitter) to participate in the contest. However, if you participate in the competition through both the platforms, then your chances of winning will increase.

I write for money, can I write this in comments?

Yes of course. Be yourself and write the original motivation for writing. We will reward honesty and originality.

How many comments and Tweets can I write?

You can write as many tweets or FB comments as you want.

Do you have a character or word limit for comments on Facebook?

No, you can write as many words as you wish.

How do I know if I have won the contest?

We will reach you through Direct Messages on Facebook or Twitter if you win the contest.

I have written tweets and/or comments, what next?

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the weekends. We will inform you if you win the contest.

I have a question. Where can I ask?

Write a comment below, and we will respond as soon as possible. You can also ask your questions through comments on Facebook or Twitter.