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Julius Kessy

Hi there, dreamer! I'm Julius and thanks for stopping by. I love writing well, and here at My Writers Bureau blog, I help others do the same. Feel free to browse around and leave a comment. I'll be happy to reply to you. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

2017 Akili Dada Essay Contest
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2017 Akili Dada Essay Contest

What a better way to mark the 2017 Day of the Girl than to celebrate your wins because GIRLS GOALS = GOALS PROGRESS. Take part in the 2017 Dadas Lead Art Contest by submitting your essays, photos, videos, art on girls progress to [email protected] by 24th September for a chance to win lots of fabulous prizes from our partners. Submissions are accepted in English, French and Kiswahili. Submission Rules Essay Category:...

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19 Sep 2017
2017 New Media Writing Prize
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2017 New Media Writing Prize

We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, poem, documentary or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling. We are looking for...

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19 Sep 2017
2018 Caine Prize for African Writers
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2018 Caine Prize for African Writers

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. About the Award:  The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing...

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19 Sep 2017
2017 Lex:lead International Essay Competition for University Students
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2017 Lex:lead International Essay Competition for University Students

Up to ten (10) US$500 awards are to be made in February 2018 to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question: “How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?” Application Timeline: 30th November 2017 About the Award:  Lex:lead is a group of international lawyers and friends who support economic development focusing on the world’s least developed countries. Lex:lead offers an annual essay competition on topics of law...

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19 Sep 2017
2018 Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) International Primary and Secondary Schools Essay Competition and Debate
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2018 Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) International Primary and Secondary Schools Essay Competition and Debate

The Trust for Sustainable Living Global essay competition and debate invites schoolchildren to explore practical pathways for oceans, seas and marine resources. About the Award:  The Trust for Sustainable Living is pleased to invite schoolchildren around the world to write open letters to the soon-to-be-elected new UN Secretary General, outlining their ideas for practical climate action. The annual essay competition and debate are aimed at primary students (ages 7-11) and...

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19 Sep 2017
2017 Carnegie Council Student/Teacher Essay Contest
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2017 Carnegie Council Student/Teacher Essay Contest

  (www.carnegiecouncil.org), established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world. About Contest:  From climate change, to refugees, to terrorism, many of the greatest problems facing us...

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19 Sep 2017
2018 Berkeley Prize International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Architecture Students
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2018 Berkeley Prize International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Architecture Students

Each year, the Berkeley PRIZE Committee selects a topic critical to the discussion of the social art of architecture and poses a Question based on that topic. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any architecture degree program or majoring in architecture throughout the world (or teams of two students, one of whom may be from another discipline) are invited to submit a 500-word Essay proposal responding to the...

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19 Sep 2017
2017 Sfe. International Short Story Competition
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2017 Sfe. International Short Story Competition

Ever loved to write or pen down your thoughts? Do you think you can create a magical world with your writing? Get ready to inspire others to take action in their society, take part in volunteering, social work, environmental protection and make our the world a better place. Sfe. A youth organization, launching across colleges in India is organizing an international short story competition to celebrate...

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19 Sep 2017
2017 Global Climate Law and Governance Student Essay Competition
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2017 Global Climate Law and Governance Student Essay Competition

Are you interested in researching the legal and governance challenges posed by climate change? Do you have ideas for how legal instruments and institutional reforms can contribute to addressing climate change challenges? Then enter the 2017 Global Climate Law and Governance Essay Competition! Topics: In line with the themes of CLGD 2017, submissions addressing one of the following guiding questions will be considered: 1. How can...

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19 Sep 2017
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2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The annual Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entries from 1 September 2017 until 1 November 2017. The prize is free to enter and is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in Bengali, Chinese, Swahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil. Eligibility Entrants...

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19 Sep 2017
7 Ideas You Can Blog About
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7 Ideas You Can Blog About

Knowing the direction of where you are going guarantees you to reach your destination. One of the biggest challenges that beginners in the blogging world face is what ideas should one blog about. They are plenty of them. This depends on what you are passionate about and will love to read, research, write and blog about it for several years without running out of ideas...

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07 Sep 2017
8 Advantages of Self-hosted blog over Blogspot blog
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8 Advantages of Self-hosted blog over Blogspot blog

As a newbie blogger, the most confusing state is to decide which Blogging platform to choose. Though, most suggested platforms are BlogSpot, WordPress, Tumblr. Now, when we talk about creating a blog from the professional front, WordPress is a rock-solid choice. There are many things which you can do with a Self-hosted WordPress blog, which you can’t do on a BlogSpot blog. BlogSpot and WordPress...

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06 Sep 2017
5 Disadvantages of Free Blogs You Must Know
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5 Disadvantages of Free Blogs You Must Know

In this post, I have decided to put down the five disadvantages of free blogs that most people don't know and probably most folks out there won't tell you. One may ask, why focusing on disadvantages? Okay, this prepares well your mind so that if you decide to go for free blogs you won't lament someone for not telling you this before.There are many reasons...

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04 Sep 2017
8 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging
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8 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging

You need to start blogging! Here are the some strong reasons, why you need to; 1) Improve Your Writing Craft; Writing proficiency comes with regular practice and starting a blog helps you write regularly. 2) Influence others and become a better person; Blogging strengthens creative muscles. It helps one to think critically and communicate his/her mind. 3) Make your voice heard and build an audience;...

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03 Sep 2017
Start Your Own Blog Challenge Officially Opened
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Start Your Own Blog Challenge Officially Opened

  Hi friend, welcome to My Writers Bureau blog. HAPPY NEW MONTH! And welcome to the "Start Your Own Blog Challenge" Let's be honest: there is no vibrant online community for writers in Tanzania. Many writers, artists, speakers, freelancers, activists and young leaders want to find their voice and confidence, but they don't know how to start. Again, some are already blogging, but they're just doing...

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01 Sep 2017
Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Funded Writing Fellowships 2018 – South Africa
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Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Funded Writing Fellowships 2018 – South Africa

JIAS invites applications for its writing semester from 1 February to 31 May 2018. Fellowships are open to people with any expertise – previous Fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, humanities specialists, independent researchers and journalists. About the Award: The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is a joint initiative of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU),...

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31 Aug 2017
Scholarship Essay Contest 2017 by EssayPRO
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Scholarship Essay Contest 2017 by EssayPRO

Deadline: 21 September 2017 Open to: everyone Award: 500 USD for the winner Deadline The main goal is to make students’ lives better across the globe. This goes far beyond simply helping with academic assignments. There are an incredible amount of talented young men and women out there and they need to get heard! Periodical Essay Writing Contest EssayPRO would like to invite all of...

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29 Aug 2017
IPSF AfRO Call for Second Essay Competition 2017
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IPSF AfRO Call for Second Essay Competition 2017

On behalf of the IPSF African Regional Office (AfRO) Professional Development subcommittee, I am pleased to announce the call for the second essay competition 2017. TOPIC: “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service" Guidelines The essay should: - Follow IPSF Editorial Code (See appendix) - Be between500-600 words - Indicate properly the role of pharmacists in transformation of Research to Healthcare...

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29 Aug 2017
Goal.com Nigeria/University of Sussex #WritingGamesNG  Essay Writing Competition 2017
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Goal.com Nigeria/University of Sussex #WritingGamesNG Essay Writing Competition 2017

Nigeria’s biggest football website, Goal.com, and the University of Sussex are welcoming entries from suitably qualified candidates for the #WritingGamesNG 2017 essay competition. Leading up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the title of this year’s competition is: “Making Nigerian football attractive in a digital age”. The essay is open from August 21 to September 11, 2017. The competition is created to spur young Nigerians...

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26 Aug 2017
7 Article Marketing Tips to Double Your Sales
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7 Article Marketing Tips to Double Your Sales

Article marketing isn't a new concept. It's when a business hires writers to write short articles for publication either in print or online to promote their business. And once a writer leaves his/her contact readers get in touch with him/her which translates to more earning. Some sites allow writers to do posting freely. The site owner collects revenue by placing adverts and as the site...

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25 Aug 2017
Top Six (6) Hot Hints to Get Your Article Read 100K Times
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Top Six (6) Hot Hints to Get Your Article Read 100K Times

Hi fam! Welcome to My Writers Bureau Blog. The purpose of article writing is to impart message and information and to make an article readable and enjoyable. If your article is boring and very bland then reading will be boring twice. I highlight in this article some points and guides needed to be reminded of for article writing to not be strenuous and straining, written...

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