Laura Literary Awards Conditions of Entry

Please read conditions of entry carefully.

    1. There is NO limit to the number of entries, but each one must have its own entry form.
    2. Do not post original manuscripts, entries will not be returned. All entries other than winners will be destroyed.
    3. Every entry must be accompanied by an entry form. Author’s name must not be on the manuscript.
    4. If posting submission, 3 copies of the titled manuscript must be included for the judging panel and are to be double spaced on single sided pages with 2cm margins and size 12 font.
    5. Free choice of subject.
    6. Work must be original and previously unpublished
      (publication does not include school magazines or newsletters but does include self-published work, oral presentations in a public place or radio broadcast).
    7. Entry fee of $10 must accompany each entry in the OPEN sections regardless of age. Cheques can be made payable to Rocky River ‘Riters OR direct transfers can be made to BSB 105-049 ACC 032631740. Please use entrant’s initial and surname as reference on direct deposits and send confirmation email.
    8. Fees are forfeited if conditions are not fulfilled.
    9. STUDENT entries – no entry fee is required and entry form needs to be signed by parent/guardian/teacher to verify
      that the entry is the author’s own original work.
    10. Closing date is Thursday 9th April. 2020
    11. Authors retain copyright over their work but authorise and
      license the Rocky River ‘Riters:

      1. for 12 months after receipt of entry, to publish
        entries in any Rocky River ‘Riters publication, in newspapers, and radio for the purpose of promoting the Laura Literary Awards.
      2. to produce a booklet for sale for the promotion of the Awards, without payment to the authors. Notification will be given to authors if work is selected
    12. Rocky River ‘Riters reserves the right not to award prizes in any section at the discretion of the judges.
    13. Winners will be personally notified and publicly announced on Saturday 13th June 2020 at a function in the Gilbert White Community Centre located on Fifth Street, Gladstone.
    14. Winner’s names will be published in The Flinders News and will also be available from the Rocky River ‘Riters website.
    15. In the event of a dispute arising regarding the interpretation of these conditions, the decision of the Rocky River ‘Riters shall be final and binding on all parties.
    16. The Rocky River ‘Riters will take all reasonable care with material submitted but will not accept responsibility for loss while in transit or custody.