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Participate in our #FebruaryContest and win cash prizes!

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Hi Folks! We’re excited to announce our first writing contest at Folkspaper! You can win up to $100 in cash prizes. This contest’s theme is African American heritage and you can submit any kind of original text you want (essay, poem, investigative piece, etc) as long as:

- #FebruaryContest is mentioned in the title

- It has at least 500 words

- It’s related to African American heritage

- It’s an original piece of work

Two winners will be chosen by our team (1st and 2nd), and one winner will be chosen by you (3rd place)! So make sure you share your text with your friends so they can comment and react to your post because our team will take that into account as well when choosing the winners. 

You can participate with as many entries as you want as long as they are original pieces.

The prizes will be:

1st place: $100

2nd place: $50

3rd place: $25

Deadline: February 29 at midnight, Eastern US time. You can read the full terms and conditions of this contest below.

We look forward to reading your work! Don’t forget that only original works are allowed. If you plagiarize content you will be disqualified.

Don’t forget to let us know if you’re enjoying Folkspaper by leaving a review on the app store!

If you have any questions about the contest, contact us at [email protected]

-The Folkspaper Team

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter is Folks Inc.

2. The competition is open to residents of any country and of any age except employees of Folkspaper and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organization or judging of the competition.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 

To participate, a user has to create a new post with the following:

- Mention #FebruaryContest in the title or add it as a hashtag

- Have at least 500 words

- Have a theme related to African American heritage

- Be an original piece of work

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5. The route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via or on our mobile application.

6. There is no limit on the entries accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person are allowed.

7. The closing date for entry will be February 29. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows

10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12. The prize is as follows:

The prize is a 100 USD cash prize for the first place, a 50 USD cash prize for the second place and a 25 USD cash prize for the third place which will be paid through PayPal. No cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13. Winners will be chosen as follows: 

-Two winners will be chosen by the Folkspaper team based on writing quality and theme.

-One winner will be chosen by the community: the entry with the most comments and interactions on their post will be the winner.

14. The winner will be notified by email and/or on Folkspaper within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered

16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by US law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America.

19. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current US data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

20. The winner’s name will be available 7 days after closing date by emailing the following address: [email protected] or by checking the announcement made on our website

21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

-Folkspaper‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

-Folkspaper shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.

-Folkspaper also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.