Terms and Conditions
Updated Wednesday 3 July 2024

Terms and Conditions

Version 0, Revision 1

  1. All entries are to be original work by the author and must not have been published or accepted for publication by a recognised publisher, in print or online at the date of announcement of the winner or publication of the shortlisted stories (whichever comes first). (Work that appears in blogs or community publications and websites IS eligible to enter).
  1. Stories should not exceed 3000 words with the judges reserving the right to reject works over the word limit.
  1. Maximum of two (2) entries per person – a separate entry form and entry fee must accompany each piece submitted.
  1. The name of the entrant should appear on entry form only, NOT on the work.
  1. The title of your story and the word count should appear at the beginning of the story (do not include your name anywhere on the story).
  1. Entries should be typed in a plain 11 point font (e.g. arial, times new roman), with one and a half line spacing and pages numbered. Double-sided pages are allowed.
  1. Entrants must inform AlburyCity of any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural and Intellectual Property in or affected by their story at the time of entry and advise of any special considerations that might apply to this property.
  1. All entries must be received by Midnight 25 July, 2024, and no late entries will be accepted by any means.
  1. ONLINE ENTRIES to be uploaded as a PDF or Word-compatible document. Online submissions close at Midnight Thursday 25 July. Late entries will not be accepted.
  1. HAND-DELIVERED or POSTAL ENTRIES should include two (2) copies and be typed on A4 paper. Each copy to be stapled. Print out the entry form and submit the completed form with your story. Hand-delivered and postal entries must be received by 5pm Thursday 25 July.
  1. POSTAL ENTRIES should be addressed to: WAM Short Story Award, c/- Albury LibraryMuseum, PO Box 323, Albury, 2640 
    Late entries, regardless of postal delays or other factors, are not able to be accepted. It is the responsibility of entrants to allow sufficient time for delivery.
  1. The judge’s decision is final.
  1. Winning entries (first, second and third) will be published on the Write Around the Murray (WAM) website. If the entry was originally supplied as hand-delivered or postal, it must be resupplied in electronic format.
  1. Entries that do not follow the above guidelines will not be accepted.
  1. Entrants will retain full copyright and AlburyCity will respect moral rights to all stories. Entrants who are shortlisted grant a non-exclusive licence for a period of 15 months from the date of announcement of the winner or publication of the shortlisted stories (whichever comes first) to AlburyCity to publish their shortlisted story on the WAM website. AlburyCity will always attribute the story to the rightful entrant and will not make any changes to the story without permission from the entrant.
  1. The announcement of winning stories will premiere on the WAM YouTube channel on Wednesday 11 September at 10am. You will receive an email notification in advance of this date.
  1. Staff of AlburyCity are not eligible to enter this competition.
  1. Entry in the competition signifies that you understand and agree to the above conditions of entry.
  1. Online entrants must pay via the secure online payment form
  1. Postal entries should include a cheque or money order made out to AlburyCity
  1. In person: you may pay by cash, EFTPOS or credit card in person. 
    We regret we are unable to take credit card payments over the phone and we are unable to provide bank details for electronic funds transfer.
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