iDiversicons Announces The First Diverse Emoji Short Story Writing Contest, From Cub Club Investment.

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iDiversicons, the world’s first DIVERSE emoji was created to satisfy a void that the current emoji lack and what the public has been asking for “more faces of color”. And now, on Sunday, November 23, 2014, iDiversicons has officially launched their First Emoji Short Story Writing Contest.

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The one-woman mission to diversify emoji

Cub Club Investment is looking for short stories created exclusively with iDiversicons emoji. Like speaking in symbols? Love telling stories? Like a challenge? Want a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money? If yes, then enter for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. There are over 900 iDiversicons emoji to choose from and they can be used more than once.

This contest is open to Middle School Students (Grades 6 – 8); High School Students (Grades 9 – 12); and College Students & Adults. iDiversicons invites entries from all countries, although written word translations are accepted in English only. Each story must have a title, contain a minimum of 100 iDiversicons emojis (no iDiversicons images that include words are allowed,) and a written word translation.

iDiversicons' First Emoji Short Story Contest officially launched on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Entries will be accepted by email, beginning Sunday, November 23, 2014. The deadline for receiving registration and short stories is 12 pm (CST) Friday March 20, 2015. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of all Terms and Conditions.

The judging will be fair and independent. Criteria will include creativity, cultural sensitivity, composition, and originality. All judges will be appointed by the founder of iDiversicons. The judges’ decisions are final.

For more detailed information, please read iDiversicons Short Story Entry Instructions and Terms & Conditions online at

Here is what the media is saying about iDiversicons:

“The future of emoticons will embrace everyone.” – PCWorld
“The one-woman mission to diversify emoji.” – The Daily Dot
“The emojis you’ve been waiting for already exist.” – SEVENTEEN    
“A Houston woman has created a whole new world of emoji for the 21st Century.” – TexasMonthly
“Former NASA employee launches Diverse Emoji App.” – Black Enterprise
“LC woman’s company creates emojis for everyone.” – Galveston County Daily News

Wondering exactly what’s in it for participants? Here’s how the iDiversicons Short Story Contest will work:

College Students & Adults

  • One First Place Winner will receive:
  • $11,000 in cash
  • One Second Place Winner will receive
  • $5,000 in cash

High School Students

  • One First Place Winner will receive:
  • $5,000 in cash
  • One Second Place Winner will receive:
  • $2,500 in cash

Middle School Students

  • One First Place Winner will receive:
  • $1,000 in cash
  • One Second Place Winner will receive:
  • $500 in cash

How to enter:

Register online at under the Contact section; the non-refundable entry fee is $3.00 and download the iDiversicons app in the App Store or Google Play Store. To pay the entry fee just click on our PayPal button at Once the registration is confirmed, just download the iDiversicons App.

Registration Began: Sunday November 23, 2014

Entry Deadline: Friday March 20, 2015 at 12 pm midnight (CST)

The winners and runners up will be notified by phone and will be announced on Friday, May 29, 2015.

About iDiversicons Founders
For Katrina Parrott, the road to becoming one of the most innovative Native App Developers began in an unlikely place: NASA JSC, where she managed their Logistics Contract. And for Katy Parrott, it began as a pre-med student at The University of Texas in Austin. But when the two of them discovered that there was a huge unmet demand for more diverse emoji, they went on to assemble an experienced programmer, artist, and video team to bring their unique vision for iDiversicons to life.

Katrina is a Washington DC native who lives in Houston, Texas. She majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Procurement Acquisition at American University. And Katy is a Houston native and currently in her final year at UT Austin.

How To Learn More About iDiversicons
For more information about our First Emoji Short Story Contest or about our iDiversicons App, please send an email to Katrina Parrott at katrina(at)idiversicons(dot)com.

App Name: iDiversicons (The First Diverse Emoji)
Developer: Cub Club Investment, LLC
Version 2.0 Launch Date: June 24, 2014
Cost: $1.99 Version 2.0
Category: Entertainment
App type: Mobile App
Platforms: iOS 6.0 or later

App Name: iDiversicons 1st Diverse Emoji
Developer: Cub Club Investment, LLC
Version 1.0 Launch Date: June 25, 2014
Cost: $1.99 Version 1.0
Category: Communication
App type: Mobile App
Platforms: Android

Media Contact:
Katrina Parrott
P.O. Box 3323,
League City, TX 77574

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