Tuvute Pamoja Deeplearning Indaba

Indaba X: African Language Short Story Competition

The aim of this project is to create a corpus of short stories in African languages through an online competition. The stories will be evaluated by people who have made a submission. Up to 400 winning stories will receive a monetary reward.

Schedule

DateActivity
3 OctoberLanguage coordinator applications open
91316 OctoberLanguage coordinator applications close

Coordinator application

Coordinators are unpaid volunteer positions where a person aids the competition organizers with advertising for entries in a particular African language and ensuring that a localized web user interface is available for the choosen African language. Submissions will only be eligble to win prizes in languages with coordinators. Language coordinators should have knowledge of the choosen language, they should indicate their motivation for obtaining a high quality corpus and potential contributors they will solicit short stories from.