Over the past fifteen years, with the rise of social media, the most extraordinary changes have taken place in people’s lives across the globe. In terms of the way we communicate, a whole new world has opened up as people make use of Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and a whole host of other platforms and apps.
There are huge pluses involved, as we all find groups of like-minded souls to connect with, spread the word quicker than ever before – and generally make social media hay. But there have been downsides too, with Fake News dominating elections, social media bullying impacting adversely on individuals – and so on.
One of the key objectives of the Creative Ireland Programme is to nurture and develop new creative talent. Write Here, Write Now has joined forces with Creative Ireland to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country. We want you to to unleash your imagination and create a story which involves – or which reflects on – social media. Whether it’s kicked off by an unexpected like on Facebook, a tweet that really hits home, an Instagram post that makes you laugh or cry, or a group conversation on WhatsApp that goes askew, we all have social media stories to tell. In Social Media: A Writer’s Tale, we want you to draw on any or all of them: the good, the bad, the humorous, the mysterious, the downright strange.
Deputy Editor of Hot Press
Multiple award winning crime writer
Goldsmiths Prize Winner
Editor of Hot Press
These FOUR OVERALL WINNERS will win an internship in Hot Press, during the spring or summer of 2018. They will also receive a superb Canon PowerShot SX620, a €250 cash prize; a Certificate of Achievement from WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW and other great prizes.
Even if you aren’t one of the four overall
winners, there’s a still a chance to come
away with some marvellous booty – and
to set yourself on the road to writing fulltime!
Four runners-up, one from each
province, will be selected in both Second
Level and Third Level categories, to
receive special prizes. And there will also
be prizes for ten additional runners-up –
amounting to 22 lucky winners in all.
Please note that there is no entry fee – this brilliant opportunity is open to everyone!
So, what are you waiting for? There’s no time to dawdle! The closing date for completed entries is February 10, 2018. To submit your entry, log on to: hotpress.com/writeherewritenow or email [email protected] if you have any queries.