Tuesday 15 December 2015

Harper’s Bazaar 2015 short-story competition #seanocarolan.com #Writing #Contest #competition

Our inaugural contest last year had joint winners: Jill Dawson and Fatima Bhutto. Entrants should submit an original story of up to 3,000 words on the subject of ‘May’, to shortstory@harpersbazaar.co.uk, to arrive by 12 December 2014. The winner will have their story published and enjoy a week’s holiday at the Duchy of Cornwall’s Manor House, Restormel Manor. Steeped in literary history in the Cornish countryside, this is the perfect writers’ retreat. The house is at the head of the Fowey Valley, close to the home of Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote fiction for Bazaar), and where an annual festival in her honour is still held.

Terms and conditions:

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, published or unpublished. To enter send an original, unpublished short story, on the subject of ‘May’, of up to 3,000 words to shortstory@harpersbazaar.co.uk. Entries in the incorrect format will not be considered.
The competition opens at midnight on 2 September 2014.
This competition closes at midnight on 12 December 2014.
Answers received after the closing date will not be considered.
The prize is a maximum one week stay at Manor House, Restormel Manor, Cornwall, between 1 May 2015 and 3 July 2015 excluding the week of 22 May 2015 and subject to the availability of Restormel Manor. The property sleeps eight.
Travel to and from Restormel, food and beverages and activities at Restormel are not included.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will be based on literary merit, originality and readability.
Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and to have agreed to be bound by them.
This competition is not open to any employees of Hearst, the promoter or their immediate families, the promoter’s advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, or anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the competition.
Only one competition entry, fulfilling the eligibility requirements above, will be accepted per person.
Once selected, only the winner(s) will be contacted personally by email using the contact details provided upon entry.
Entry to the competition and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use any entrant’s name, image and any competition entry photograph, for promotional and/or editorial purposes in any format in print and non-print media without additional consultation.
It is assumed that you have the permission of your employer for any time off work which is required to claim the prize. Hearst or the third party are not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend.
Winners will be notified by 30 January 2015.
By entering the competition and in consideration for Hearst publishing your entry you assign to Hearst the entire worldwide copyright in your entry for all uses in all print and non-print media and formats including but not limited to all rights to use your entry in any and all electronic and digital formats and in any future medium hereafter developed for the full period of copyright therein and all renewals and extensions thereof, any rental and lending rights and retransmission rights and all rights of a like nature wherever subsisting.
Hearst’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the validity of any such decision.
Hearst shall be permitted to exclude or disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.
Hearst reserves the right to exclude late, incomplete or multiple registrations, or registrations made by third parties or agents.

Hearst Magazines does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
The name of the winner(s) will be announced in Harper’s Bazaar (print magazine or online) in April 2015.
No purchase is necessary. Once entered, entries cannot be returned / withdrawn. Spammers will be disqualified.
Prizes must be taken as stated although Hearst reserves the right to change the prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. There will be no cash alternative.
By entering the competition, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy. In addition Hearst may pass your personal information to the promoters of the competition (where it is not Hearst) and their data processors. However, we always demand that any such parties adhere to the same security procedures that we follow ourselves.
Hearst reserves the right to (i) cancel and/or withdraw this competition and/or (ii) amend these Terms, at any time without notice.
Where Hearst runs a competition with a promoter such that the promoter is responsible for the selection and/or the provision of prizes then Hearst shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of such prizes.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Hearst be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss, damage or injury arising under or in connection with this competition.
These Terms are governed by English law, and entrants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in relation to all matters arising under or in connection with these Terms.

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