Hello folks. Greetings from the entire Sodas & Popcorn and Nollywood Spoof community. We have got some big news and I (M.Y) will be doing the honours of announcing.
The 2014 edition of the Nollywood Movie Spoof Competition kicks off on the 20th of October 2014. The previous years have been great, I mean check out a few of the most outstanding entries we have had in the past below.
What Is Nollywood Movie Spoof Competition?
But for those who are still lost and don’t know what the Nollywood Movie Spoof Competition is all about, here is a brief description from the founder of the initiative, Leslie Williams (IS.LI), a top Nigerian graphic artist and creative designer.
So, basically, The Nollywood Movie Spoof Competition is an annual contest of parody & spoof designs done by amazing graphic artists and designers all-over Nigeria (and the world), making light jokes at Nollywood movies and its famous celebs. It is sometimes taken beyond Nollywood celebs but…. it’s all jokes and laughs here.
Yeah, we don’t want no lawsuits or people walking up to us in the streets for light jokes.
So basically, the Competition started like most terrible ideas; among friends. We all shared a clear distaste for the quality of many Nollywood movies. We figured if they couldn’t listen to us when we spoke, then they’d listen better when we designed. The competition is in its 4th year. So this time we’re trying to make it bigger.
How Do Graphic Artists And Designers Enter The Competition?
Here’s the catch. Turn on your laptop, Double Click on your favorite Designing tool, take a poster of any movie of your choice, make a Nollywood spin of it, and be creative about it. Impress us with wit, awesomeness, and originality. It’s really not too much to ask for, is it?
This year, we have a panel of judges who will be screening your works. So, you have to bring your best to the show.
So what’s in it for you?
The winner of the 2014 edition of Nollywood Movie Spoof Competition will walk away with 50,000 naira cash and you will create the movie poster for an upcoming Nollywood movie from a multiple award winning and Sodas & Popcorn critically acclaimed Director.
Where Will The Competition Hold?
So the big question is this: How do I enter the Competition right? Simple. Follow the link. https://www.facebook.com/TheNollywoodSpoof Then Like the page (if you no like am, OYO) and submit your application
Submission opens on the 20th of October and runs for two weeks till the 2nd of November when submission closes. Voting also opens on the 20th of October
Submission and voting open on the 20th of October till submission closes on the 2nd of November.
To submit your entries, you simply upload the design to our facebook page with the official hashtag #NollywoodSpoof, Nollywood Movie Spoof logo,the facebook url www.fb.com/thenollywoodspoof and Sodas & Popcorn logo on the poster. (Here is an example of the placement in IS LI’s hilarious spoof of Linda Ikeji)
Votes within the 2 week period on Facebook are simply determined by the highest number of votes from the public. So, that means you stand a better chance of winning by getting friends to vote for you by liking the page and your designs.
The top 10 designs from the votes on Facebook are determined by the votes your design gets as stated above.
The Judges reserves the right to select 3 wildcard spoof (based on creativity, quality, humor, and originality, even thou they might not have the highest number of votes).
The selected designs will then progress to the next stage of voting that will take place on the official page on the Sodas & Popcorn website
Second stage of voting starts 4th of November and ends on the 9th of November. Remember, at this stage, you are still “largely” responsible for the publicity of your entries and making it into the top 5, so the more you promote your designs, the better chance you stand of winning.
The top 5 entries with the highest votes are announced after voting process ends then Judges deliberate on the top 5 and select this year’s winner and champion.
So get creative, put on your thinking caps…Better still, put on your laptops. Thinking caps won’t design the posters and may the best man win.
MAY THE god OF PIXELS be with you all And may the odds be in your favor.
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