Jaipur Literature Festival launches 2020 Blogging Competition
After the resounding success of the previous years, the popular Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition is back! With the 2020 Blogging Competition, Festival producer Teamwork Arts invites bloggers to be a part of the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’ in its 13th edition as ‘Official Festival Bloggers’.
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 Blogging Competition presents an opportunity for writers to submit creative pieces on shortlisted themes. The best entries received will be published on the Festival website, leading up to the event.
The Festival asks people (over 18 years old) to send in a piece of their best work on themes decided by the Festival producer to compete for a place as a published blogger. A total of 6 applicants, shortlisted from among the most promising entries, will get a chance to travel to Jaipur and be ‘official bloggers’ for the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 for the entire duration of the Festival. Interested applicants can submit creative or critical pieces on the themes - Environment, Economy, Politics, and Gender & Equal Rights. Blogs can be in any written medium – stories, poetry, prose, drama, book review, author analysis etc. Details on the mentioned themes can be found on https://
To participate in the competition, each person can submit a maximum of three entries until the deadline. If an entry is selected to be featured on the website, no further entries from the entrant will be accepted. The contest opens today (20th November 2019) and the deadline to submit entries is 15th December 2019. Entries chosen on the longlist will be announced on 6th January 2020 and those on the final shortlist on 10th January 2020.
Bring out the writer in you; fire up your laptop or just put pen to paper and tell the world what you are thinking!
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.
The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
The core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.
Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.
Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J.M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Muhammad Yunus, Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty, Sahitya Akademi winners Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M.T. Vasudevan Nair as well as the late Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi and U.R. Ananthamurthy along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.
The Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces it along with over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally.
Teamwork Arts also produces JLF London, JLF Belfast, JLF Houston, JLF New York, JLF Colorado, JLF Toronto, JLF Adelaide and for the first time in 2019, JLF Doha.
The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork Arts believe in love and respect for the artist.
Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing/visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms.
For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.
Every year, we produce 25 performing/visual arts and literary festivals in 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the USA. Teamwork Arts produces the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the Ishara International Puppet Festival in New Delhi, the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, India by the Nile in Egypt, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, Confluence: Festival of India in Australia, and many more.
The musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story: A Musical, continues to tour the world and has sold out shows in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Egypt.
The international festivals in India have included the bi-annual Bonjour India, a festival of France with more than 200 events across 18 cities in India and featuring over 250 artists, designers, researchers and entrepreneurs, and OzFest, a festival of Australia in India.