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Learning Centres Short Story Competition 2021

 
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Learning Centres Short Story Competition 2021
by Colin Bluett - Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 10:05 AM
 

Learning Centres short story competition...

  • Maximum word count 2000 words
  • Prize of £100 for winner
  • Closing 26th date March 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PICK UP A FLYER AND FRONT SHEET FROM YOUR LEARNING CENTRE

COMPETITION RULES

  • Competition open to any current student of Hartlepool, Northumberland and Sunderland College.
  • Not open to staff
  • Competition will run every year for 5 years
  • Prize of £100 for winner
  • Publicity to start October 2020, with an end date of 26th March 2021
  • Judges with draw up list of 6 outstanding entries
  • Winner will receive £100 cheque (direct payment to bank), plus a print of their own story, together with those shortlisted, in a book form
  • Each runner up will receive the short listed stories and winning story in a book form
  • Max word count 2,000 words
  • All entries must have a front sheet attached
  • Judges decision is final
  • Prize giving ceremony

EARNING CENTRES SHORT STORY COMPETITION Terms and Conditions

1. GENERAL

1.1 To be known as Learning Centres Short Story Competition.

1.2 Competition to find best short story together with a short list of 5 others.

2. PRIZE

2.1 From the entries submitted, the judges will draw up a shortlist of 6 outstanding entries from which they will selectt he winning entry.

2.2 Prize for winner £100, runners up with get a bound copy of the short stories of the shortlist of 6, with the winning entry featured.

2.3 Prize, by way of a cheque, given to winner at an awards ceremony, together with a bound copy of the shortlisted stories and bound copies to other five short listed.

3. ELIGIBILITY

3.1 Any current student of Hartlepool, Northumberland and Sunderland College.

3.2 All entries must have attached, a front sheet with: story title, name of student, address, email address, phone number, student number, prefer to be contacted by.

4. SUBMISSION

4.1 Entries should contain no more than 2000 words.

4.2 The story must be written in English. 4.3 No more than three stories may be submitted by any one student.

4.4 Each story submitted must be unpublished work.

4.5 The story must be entirely the author’s own work, not infringe any existing copyright, moral or any other rights of a third party, contain anything obscene, libellous, unlawful or defamatory.

4.6 The competition is not open to staff.

5. COPYRIGHT AND TERMS OF USE

5.1 Entrants retain all rights to their entries.

6. PUBLICITY

6.1 By submitting an entry, students agree to make themselves available for public relations activities, including participation in an awards event, including interviews and photographs taken of the event.

7. JUDGING

7.1 Sunderland College Learning Centre will select a panel of judges who will select a shortlist.

7.2 Sunderland College Learning Centre reserve the right to increase or decrease the numbers of entries selected for short list at their sole discretion.

7.3 The judging will be fair.

8. FINALLY

8.1 All shortlisted will be contacted personally by email, telephone or if extenuating circumstances – by letter.

8.2 The overall winner will be announced college wide.

8.3 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8.4 We reserve the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes).

8.5 There is no alternative to the prize stated.

8.6 By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all of these terms and conditions.

8.7 A list of winners will be available on College Moodle site.

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(Edited by Neil Longley - original submission Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 2:09 PM)