04 March 2018

FWS News Feed: Futurism Sci-Fi Story Contest (3/26/18)

While things are getting sorted out after a very bad week around here, I thought I would share something that applies to a great number of us: writing contests. FWS normally refuses a great number of "opportunities" by companies to use the platform of FWS for selling something in exchange for money. I want FWS to a platform you trust and not feel that I am a predator and this is all about monetary gain...because gods know that much of human society and life is about be used or using each other for making money. A few days, a website I read, Futurism, reach out to be me to promote their sci-fi story contest for the Kuri home robot product. Writing contest is a great way to flex your creative muscle and dip into the pool of creative writing and this could be a good start. As I said, I refuse nearly all of these, but I felt this one was worth your time and FWS space due to my deep love for robot stories...Asimov, you know.  Let me know what you think and if you are mad about this being on FWS...let me know that too.

Here is the fine print on the contest:

Futurism.Media, a leading science fiction site, has teamed up with Mayfield Robotics to create the #KuriStory science fiction contest.

Science fiction writers unite! Let’s come together and give Kuri an origin story. Is Kuri from another planet? Was she adopted by a little girl who wanted a best friend? Was Kuri created by a thought leading roboticist? All great superheroes and unforgettable characters have an origin - let’s find out what Kuri’s is.

Kuri is a helpful home robot with an endearing personality. Kuri’s mobility, awareness, and personality lend itself to be the next big innovation in home robotics. With emotive eyes and a friendly disposition, Kuri is an adorable home robot that lets you capture special moments, check in on your home while you’re away, play music, podcasts, and audiobooks, and so much more!

Hashtag your submission with #KuriStory and #HeyKuri to be considered in the contest, and submit before March 26, 2018.

All qualifying submissions will be featured in the Kuri’s Story collection on Futurism.media. One grand prize winner will be featured on Kuri’s Blog and win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a Premium Kuri Swag Bag. Two runner-ups will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and Kuri Swag Bag.

How To Enter
Create or sign in to your free account at https://vocal.media/signup
Create and submit your story to the community “Futurism”, including the hashtag #KuriStory in the beginning or the end of your story
Connect your Vocal account to Stripe (Step by Step process here)
Share your post on social tagging #KuriStory and #HeyKuri
After you have successfully submitted your #KuriStory, it will be sent to the Vocal moderators. If your story needs any updates or does not meet quality standards or the submission guidelines, the story will be sent back to you for edits.

If your story is approved, your submission will appear in the Kuri’s Story collection.

For more information, and to see if you are eligible to enter the contest, please read the Official Rules here.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely following up on this. Reading a few first to get a feel for the stories, and then brainstorming. Thanks for sharing!