The 10th edition of the Citi FM Write-Away Contest has been launched. The Write-Away Contest seeks to help improve children’s affinity for writing and by extension reading, through engaging, thought provoking contest topics.
The launch, which came off at the Falsyd Foundation School, saw hundreds of school children, parents and stakeholders in attendance.
Speaking at the launch, the Programmes Manager of Citi FM, Jessica Opare-Saforo explained the rationale behind the event.
“Citi FM is committed to the Write-Away Contest because we seek to help our school children improve. It is simply to help highlight, hone, nurture and develop writing skills and creativity in children. Our efforts also seek to complement what is taught in the classroom in fun and exciting ways. Our belief in the family unit, spurs us on to organize such competitions which foster family cohesion and teamwork through the mere nature and dynamics of the contest,” she said.
The ultimate winner this year will walk away with a GH¢10,000 cash prize, with the 1st and 2nd runner ups walking away with GH¢5,000 and GH¢2,000 respectively. The winners would also walk away with hampers from the sponsors to spur them on to aspire for greater things.
The 2015 writing campaign will involve exciting school engagements to selected schools in the greater Accra Region, a two month official writing phase where children are given the chance to pit their thoughts, writing skills and creativity against that of other children across the country and a grand awards ceremony to award and celebrate the overall best.
Children who would want to participate must write a story in not less than 600 words that ends with the phrase: “But Alas! When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.”
Completed entries must then be posted to THE WRITE-AWAY CONTEST, P.O. Box GP 14123 Accra Central by the 25th July 2015. Entries can also be submitted to the front desk of Citi FM, behind the Adabraka Police Station, Accra.