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Showcase what you learned at LitCon by submitting your best piece of fiction or poetry. Send your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on June 5, 2023, and you could win the chance to have your work printed on demand by the Short Story Dispenser at Central Library.
Please follow these submission guidelines:
The LitCon Short Story Dispenser Contest is open to all residents of Calgary, surrounding area, and Indigenous communities who are currently attending grade 4 – 12, at the time of entry.
This contest runs from May 30, 2023, to June 5, 2023, and is organized by the Calgary Public Library.
Relatives of employees and representatives of the Calgary Public Library, as well as their advertising and promotional agencies, affiliated corporations and other persons, firms or corporations involved in the development or execution of this contest, are not eligible to win the contest.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of five writers and editors, consisting of Library staff. Judging will begin on June 5, 2023, and conclude by June 12, 2023, at which time the five winners will be contacted. If the winners do not respond to this notice ONE (1) week after correspondence is sent, a new winner may be chosen in their place.
The winners’ name(s) and likeness may be used in future marketing and promotional materials with written and/or verbal consent from the winner. These may include notice on the Calgary Public Library website, social media channels, or other materials.
The five winning works of fiction or poetry will be added to the Short Story Dispenser at Central Library, to be printed at random on-demand. Winning authors will receive one (1) printed copy of their story as it appears in the Dispenser, and a certificate of their achievement.
Additional prizes may be provided at the discretion of the Administrators.
Entries must be the intellectual property of the entrant. Entrants who attempt to, or are suspected of, tampering with the rules and regulations of the contest will be disqualified. By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to abide and be bound by these contest rules. All decisions of the Administrators shall be final and binding upon the participant. The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, the Administrators reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion. Refusal to accept the prize releases the contest parties from any obligation toward the winner. By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to the possibility of their name, voice, or likeness being used in promotional material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation. All entrants agree to release the Administrators, their respective directors, officers and employees, from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize. The Administrators reserve the right, exercisable in their discretion, to disqualify and ban any participant from this contest if the participant is found or is believed to have been tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the contest. The Administrators reserve the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this contest in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Administrators that interferes with the proper conduct of this contest as contemplated by these rules. By entering this contest, each participant agrees that the Administrators will not be liable for any injury or damage from whatever cause associated with or in connection with this contest. This contest is subject to Canadian law and void where prohibited or restricted.
Any personal information gathered from contest entrants in connection with this contest will be kept in a secure and confidential database and will not be rented or sold. Personal information of the contest entrants will be used for the administration of this contest for the purposes of this contest only.
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