Monsoon – My Article Contest

Love or hate monsoons – you cannot deny that monsoon wakes many emotions and memories in us. What does monsoon mean to you? How do you spend the rainy season? Some become poets, some nostalgically stare out of the window.
Monsoon also means hot pakoras and hilsa on the plate!

Tell us about your monsoon times. Poems, stories, recipes, school memories, travel and places…

Just write and send it to us. We will publish it. That’s not all. The article which is the best + gets most likes will be the winner of the MONSOON MY ARTICLE CONTEST! So grab a cup of hot tea, write it down and send your article to halfsamosa@99colours.com

How to enter:
Articles will be accepted in both English and Bengali. There are 4 categories on which you can write. –

1. Monsoon memory – Getting wet in the rain, jumping in roadside waterholes, first love?
2. Monsoon recipe – Share your favourite recipes
3. Monsoon and me – Poems, stories or anything to show your creative side
4. Monsoon & the world – Keeping the topic at large, you can write-ups on travel, tips for the season, health advice, car and driving tips, gardening, fashion etc.

Entry procedures for articles:
Email us your write-up at halfsamosa@99colours.com with your full name. Mention the contest category and a title for your write-up. Your write- up should be at least 300 words long and it should be in MS Word only.You can send more than one article.

If your post includes images, please send them as attachments also.Please mention credits and sources for data and images.Please offer only fresh content that has not been published before in the internet and your post should not violate any copyright laws.

Contest closes on 31st July 2017. The winners will be judged on the basis of Facebook likes (50%) and on the quality of the write-up/entry (50%). The winner will be announced by email on 10th August 2017. The best two winners will be awarded Flipkart gift vouchers of Rs. 500/- each.

T&C:

Contest ends on 31 July midnight.The contest is open to all legal residents of India. Claiming of prizes requires an email response to Half Samosa from the winning sender email address within 30 days of being notified. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize.

Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher at the time of submission. If needed we may have to edit your post for providing the best user experience.We reserve the right to publish or unpublish any post.

By submitting any photo or information to Half Samosa, you hereby grant to Half Samosa and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Half Samosa includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo.

By submitting any photo or information to Half Samosa, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Half Samosa herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

You acknowledge and agree that Half Samosa shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Half Samosa.We do not accept posts that promote violence or pornography.All entries become the sole property of the publisher and will not be returned.

Winners of the MONSOON MY ARTICLE Contest

Soumya Sinha
I still love rain but differently – A different kind of monsoon memory
Earned 75% in content quality and 25% in social promotions.

Adya Upasana Routray
Monsoon masti with family – a beautiful recount from Orissa
Earned 73% in content quality and 26% in social promotions.

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