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Developing Writers into Successful Professionals_Contest 1.0 (Closed)

Welcome to the April Edition of the Scribcity Develop Contest. For more background information on this program, please visit the Writer Develop Page. If you are ready to begin, let’s get started.

The Contest

To enter, you will need to complete a 1500 – 3000-word essay. This essay must original, written by you, be free from plagiarism and not have been published before. Your submission will be assessed based on its authenticity, writing style and quality, its content, and its evocativeness. The completed essay should address the following:

  • If you could solve one problem in the world today through your writing, what would it be?
  • Pick a problem, explore the problem, and highlight why it is worth solving.
  • Explain how writing can make a change in that field.
  • What you are doing, or what you can do to solve that problem through your writing.

Submission and Timelines

All submissions must be made in PDF or Word format. Submissions should be made to by the 3rd of May, 2024.  


Scribcity will select 2 successful entries for this contest. The winners will be sponsored to attend the Creative Learning Masterclass by  Phil Ebiner and Brian Birmingham. This highly rated Udemy course promises to impart participants with important skills necessary to further develop as professional writers.

Contest Rules
Contest Rules

Contest Rules

To make the best of this contest, participants are encouraged to adhere to the following guidelines. These guidelines are mandatory for your submissions to be considered in this contest.

  1. Eligibility: This event is open to all writers aged 18 and above. It is targeted at young, developing and budding authors, but, not limited to this category.
  2. Pre-Requisites:
    • Participants are required to be signed up to the platform.
    • The email participants use in creating their Scribcity profiles, must be used in making the submission.
  3. Submission Guidelines:
    • Entries must be original, unpublished work of the participant.
    • Only one submission is allowed per participant.
    • The submission must be in an English word or pdf document as an attachment.
    • The document must contain the participant’s name, the writer’s email, website (if available), preferred social media handle.
    • The submission must contain a link to the participant’s profile.
    • The email submissions must contain CONTEST as the first word in the email subject.
    • Submissions should be made via email to
  4. Payments: Entry is free. No payments are required.
  5. Evaluation: Each submission will be assessed based on the following:
    • Authenticity and originality
    • Writing style
    • Writing quality
    • Content
    • Evocativeness
    • Adherence to the instructions.
  6. Timelines:
    • All entries must be submitted by 3rd May 2024.
    • Evaluations are expected to be completed in two weeks.
    • Results will be announced on the 20th May, 2024.
    • Rewards will be released in the week of 20th to 24th of May, 2024

Rights and Intellectual Property

By entering this contest, you consent that your submissions may be published to readers on the Scribcity platform. Scribcity, as part of its mandate to connect authors to readers, may also position details you provide as part of this contest on its website and social media platforms for the purpose of directing readers interested in your work towards your specified points of contact. Writers retain full rights over their submissions.


A formal announcement on the outcome of the contest will be made on and its social media pages.


Decisions made by Scribcity are final and binding. Any disputes concerning the conduct or organization of the contest will be resolved at the discretion of the contest organizers.

We are looking forward to discovering and encouraging new voices and stories through this contest. If you have any questions about the contest rules or submission process, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  • Avatar Of Boluwatife Ademoyegun
    Boluwatife Ademoyegun
    April 19, 2024 at 12:27 am

    Thank you for such beautiful opportunity.

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