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Ofilispeaks: The #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Awareness Contest

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October 5th, 2012 is the day when four boys lost their lives to the senseless act of Mob Justice in Nigeria. Their deaths shocked our nation and sparked debate across the globe, but just less than a month after their horrific deaths, more acts of Mob Justice (or injustice) have taken place. Some as recently as this past Saturday, where 4 suspected robbers were burnt to death in Mushin, Lagos by a mob crowd. These acts are a clear signal that there is still a lot to be done to eradicate the evils of Mob Justice from Nigeria.

The Mob Justice Prohibition Bill Petition was largely successful in getting the message for a specific law against Mob Justice to National Assembly Senators and House Rep members with a good chance of making the floor of the house. But we don’t want to stop at just a law, we want to raise awareness nationally about this issue. In that vein we are organizing an Anti-Mob Justice Awareness Contest to help spark the creation of media posters and radio jingles that can be used for a sustained nationwide campaign on this issue.

And not that you need it, but over N200,000 will be won by the winning entrants…below are the contest details:

THE CONTEST VISION The objective of the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Contest 2012 is to create a National awareness among Nigerians in the community (village and city) about the dire consequences and evils of mob justice. The purpose of the contest is to garner a universal voice against Mob Justice and its various forms to the citizens of Nigeria.

We hope that by focusing the creativity of many Nigerians on this particular problem…we would be able to cast a lasting blow to the practice of Mob Justice in Nigeria and potentially across Africa.

Winning entrants both posters and jingle would be featured on National radio stations* and various print-media* as an ongoing campaign to sensitive Nigerians against participating or promoting mob justice.

*Official list to be released soon

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES Participation in the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Contest 2012 constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Contest 2012, which are final and binding. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner.

ENTRY PERIOD The #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Contest 2012 begins on November 7, 2012 and ends on November 30, 2012 (the “Entry Period”). Names of contest winners will be posted on December 3rd, 2012.

NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation 24 hours after your submission, please call 07036705305.

ELIGIBILITY The contest is open to any Nigerian regardless of residence. Artists/Designers are allowed to submit any number of original Poster Entries, however, you may not submit the same Entry more than once. #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Poster Contest 2012 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict participation in the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Poster Contest 2012 to any person at any time for any reason and/or to disqualify any entry at any time for any reason.

JUDGING The top finalists will be determined by a panel of judges.  Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, impact of the anti-mob justice theme, effectiveness in diverse communities and adherence to the length/size/format requirements (see individual Contest Submission Guidelines).  Inclusion of inappropriate language, or any other content that makes the jingle or poster less than “media friendly”, may cause disqualification.

GENERAL RULES By participating in the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Contest, participants agree to be bound by these official rules and all decisions of the panel of judges.  Participants agree that #neveragainNG, sleevesup.org and ofilispeaks.com, their agents and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from participant’s use of prizes or participation in to the contest. By submitting an entry, participants grant #NeverAgainNG full rights to use the jingle on-air or poster in print media for purposes of anti-mob justice awareness and advocacy.

RADIO JINGLE CONTEST RULES

Submission Guidelines/Entries should:

  1. Be 30 seconds or less.
  2. Incorporate an Anti-Mob Justice, Mob-lynching or Jungle Justice message
  3. Be submitted in MP3 format.
  4. Submitted by Friday, November 30.

How to Enter:
To enter the Radio Jingle contest: Submit your original jingle in an MP3 format to [email protected]aks.com and [email protected]

Radio Jingle Grand Prize:
One (1) grand prize will be awarded.  The grand prize winner receives N100,000. Second place would win N35,000and third place would win N15,000.

POSTER CONTEST RULES

Submission Requirements & Process

To enter send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] ensure you include on the entry form your complete and accurate information, including your E-mail address, your name from your poster Entry or Entries, a description of the submitted poster Entry, and all other information requested. To qualify, your submission must conform to the following specific Contest Rules:

1.      Each Entry must be an original work that you have created that does not include material in which a third party has intellectual property rights.
2.      The work should be created Poster size: 17” x 22” portrait or vertical oriented poster format.
3.      Each Entry must not, in the sole discretion of the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Poster Contest 2012, be obscene, indecent, offensive, violent, hateful, or libelous, or contain any other content otherwise inconsistent with the purposes of the #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Poster Contest 2012 as described in these Official Rules and related materials.
4.      Each Entry must be available for poster reproduction at 300 dpi (CMYK) or greater for reproduction purposes.
5.      *IMPORTANT* Each Entry must be submitted in JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, or .jpe) or GIF format, size 17” x 22”, 72dpi and may not exceed 5MB.
6.      Please do not enter promotional or advertising poster in the contest, these will not be accepted.

Poster Contest Grand Prize:

One (1) grand prize will be awarded.  The grand prize winner receives N50,000 Second place would win N15,000 and third place would win N10,000

Ofili is an award winning anger management coach motivational speaker, author, success coach and cook entrepreneur who blogs about life, success and entrepreneurial excellence. Follow him on twitter , facebook or subscribe to his blog for more success TIPS!” To bring Ofili to your school or organization as a speaker simply go here.

Okechukwu Ofili is a trouble maker, the author of 4 books and speaks at organizations that are tired of hearing the same old stuff and want the truth. He is also the founder of okadabooks.com and blogs daily at ofilispeaks.com You can follow him on Twitter or stalk him on Instagram You can also read his funny books on konga or okadabooks

5 Comments

  1. cool

    November 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    creative and making sense! me likey!

  2. slimzyose

    November 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    thumbs up

  3. partyrider

    November 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    well done.

  4. Theresa

    November 9, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Welldone Ofili, let’s not just condemn the act but ensure it does not happen again by criminalizing it. It could be anyone at the wrong place and wrong time.

  5. NNN

    November 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Ofili, thank you so much for pushing for this to be legislated. I cannot agree with Theresa more: criminalizing the act would definitely make people have second thoughts about carrying out the act of burning a fellow human being whether he is categorized as a thief or a witch. Conveying such a law in the various Nigerian languages is also an excellent idea. I am very hopeful that this would bring an end to this evil act. I am even more hopeful that it would lead to reform in the area of crime and arrest of those who have indeed committed crimes. I beleive that our people are also entitled to an assurance of their safety. I am very proud of young and very intelligent Nigerians like you who are committed to moving our nation forward. Thanks again.

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