Prose, an innovative social platform where readers and writers create and consume literature, has partnered with unite4:good, a global movement for kindness and social good, to launch the first #write4good campaign.
Kicking off on July 8 and running through August 28, the campaign asks participants to craft written responses over 500 words in length to a challenge prompt on the Prose platform. The top entry will receive $3,000, which will be applied to the student’s account at an educational institution. The campaign will also award second and third place winners with $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
A panel of selected judges from Prose and unite4:good will identify winning entries based upon the quality of the content, authenticity, and creative edge. The panel of judges include Anthony Melikhov, founder of unite4:good; Wilmer Valderrama, CEO of WVE; Geneva Wasserman, president of U4G Entertainment; William D. Garner, New York Times bestselling author; Susan Wright Boucher, writer and creator of Plugged In, a blog dedicated to social media, recruitment, technology and career management; and Kelly Knox M.A, artist and teacher of visual and performing arts. Throughout the competition, both Prose and unite4:good will share entries on their platforms and social media pages.
“This campaign is one of countless opportunities provided to writers by Prose,” said H.B. Augustine, co-founder of Prose. “By establishing a more dynamic presence in the writing, education, and social good communities, we hope to reiterate the power of the written word and the global impact that writing can create.”
The winning entries will be announced September 15, in tandem with the launch of the new unite4:good platform, which will connect the digital world with real world action by uniting individuals, brands, nonprofit organizations, thought leaders, and influencers for the common purpose of motivating people towards Acts of Kindness and creating a positive social impact around the globe.
“The unite4:good movement is based on the knowledge that positivity and kindness are the keys to true happiness,” said Melikhov. “By creating positive, uplifting, and inspirational works through this writing initiative, we are asking individuals not only to dig deep and share what they stand for, but to also inspire others with their actions and words.”
How the competition works:
• Participants sign up for Prose via the Prose app or website, and join the unite4:good movement on unite4good.com.
• Participants respond to the #write4good #Iam4 challenge prompt on the Prose website. Qualifying entries will be over 500 words in length, with no word limit.
• Entries will be accepted from July 8 to August 28, 2015. Only one entry will be accepted per participant.
• The winners will be announced by Prose and unite4:good on September 15.
• Three winners will receive $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively, which will be applied to their student accounts at an educational institution.
To learn more about the #write4good challenge, please visit www.theprose.com/p/write4good.