Oshwal Writing Festival!

Overseen by Oshwal Media Programme Students

To celebrate the launch of our Youth page on the new website, we are launching the Oshwal Writing Festival! We encourage all of our young members to submit blogs, short articles or vlogs (c. 300-500 words) which will be featured on our website.

This a great chance to have your work published and get involved with our community despite being distanced during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can start a discussion amongst fellow Oshwal members about any topic of your choice.

There are three categories (Juniors aged 12 and under, Teenagers aged 13 to 18 and Young Adults aged 18 to 35). Below are some suggested themes, however you are welcome to write about anything you want.

Juniors (aged 12 and under) suggested themes:

  • My lockdown life
  • What community means to me
  • My Oshwal acronym
  • Starting school
  • My role model

Teenagers (aged 13 to 18) suggested themes:

  • School life
  • GCSEs and A-levels
  • Hobbies
  • Parent’s and peer pressure
  • A cause that’s important to me

Young Adults (aged 18 to 35) suggested themes:

  • A social movement that’s important to me
  • Settling in at university – my experience
  • Careers and life after university
  • Mental health in the Oshwal Community
  • Life after lockdown – what to do next

Rules

Please send your blogs in a Word Document format, along with a feature photo of yourself to youth@oshwal.org. We look forward to hearing about the things that matter to you. 😊

Submission of an entry does not guarantee that it will be published on our website. Please pay attention to the following rules:

  • Your blog must be written by yourself and no one else
  • Your blog will not contain any hate or defamatory speech
  • Your blog will not infringe copyright, intellectual property right or in any way breach another’s right
  • Your blog cannot publicise or advertise any business and/or product and/or service nor must it be self-publicity

Check list for submission

  • Your blog meets the above rules
  • Your blog is 300-500 words
  • Include your full name
  • Include a picture of yourself (landscape format only)
  • Include which of the above category you fall under

Email: youth@oshwal.org