So, I’ve been going on about the TextPoetry to a few of you for a while now, and I finally got a chance to start on it. I have been working on a simple one page website which will give out all the details. This website is very much similar to an earlier website I created for Emma Sing, at www.singhforcharity.co.cc. These single page websites are a great way to promote things such as the competition, upcoming events and in Emma’s case her charity walk.
So the webpage is now up at www.textpoetry.co.uk.
This competition was made possible by a funding bit to O2 ThinkBig scheme. Along with that, volunteering at Aik Saath for 2 years now, have created beautiful links with many other people and organisations and I was able to get BlackBerry (RIM), to sponsor this competition by donating a BlackBerry handset as the winning prize. This donation of this handset is still in the pipeline and as soon as I have confirmation of it, I will be putting up details of the prize.
Along with this I have decided to use an internet based text-messaging service, so that I can automatically add all the text messages received straight into the database.
I have also created a very simple voting area, which wont be open for till around late November. This voting are will allow everybody to ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ the poem. As the entrants will be kept anonymous (as described in the Terms and Condition of the competition), I have created a random post generator, which on every page refresh brings up a random post from a database. People can then either like or dislike the poem. A record of all likes and dislikes is kept in a database, and the amount is in no way displayed to the voters/users. This is because, the likes and the dislikes are only a guidance on the trends, and will just help us/judges decide on the winning entries. Just to confirm, the winning entries will be decided by the judges.
The phone number and the bbpin for you to send in your entries is yet to be confirmed, as soon as details are confirmed, everything will be updated online and the competition will be live. Facebook open even invitation will be created for you to invite as many people as you like to help your best mate win a blackberry.
Just waiting for a few things to fit into place, and the competition will be live. Till then get your creative minds on and start thinking of those 152 characters that will win you a BlackBerry Smartphone.
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