Tuvute Pamoja Deeplearning Indaba

An African Language Short Story Competition

General Description

Thank you for making a submission. Your story should be suitable for people between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Your story should also draw some inspiration from the traditions and cultures of the group that uses that language. Your story should be between 800 and 1200 words. Prizes will be available for each language, or language group for closely related languages. There will also be prizes available for translated stories. Stories will be judged by those who have submitted a story in a language or language group. Stories with the highest scores will win prizes. A prize of $20 will be given to the author of the best original short story in each language. A prize of $20 will be given to the translator of the best translated short story in each language. A prize of $20 will be given to the author of the best translated short story in each language. Stories will be evaluated on a 5 point scale on:

  1. Grammar and spelling

  2. Theme and plot

  3. Style

  4. Cultural relevance

  5. Overall impression

The average score will be used to rank stories, in case of a tie, the organizing committee will randomly choose one story to receive a prize.

Further Rules

  1. Entries will be evaluated anonymously, authors may advertise the competition, and their entry in it, but should not advertise their authorship of an article until winners are announced.

  2. All entries will be released under a creative commons attribution license that allows others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. For more on this license see:

  3. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  4. As your writing style may be used to identify you, for example through Stylometric analysis, you may choose to use a pseudonym.

  5. Should you win a prize and not wish to be identified, you may choose to have your earnings given to a charitable organization of your choice.





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