• RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!

    by New Millennium Writings

  • [SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED]

    The Sunshot Prize Series honors unpublished collections of poetry, short stories, and essays with a cash prize, publication, author copies, and a continuation of the book's cultural impact through nomination to the highest echelon of book awards.

     

    Prize-winning manuscripts (and selected finalists) will compete in the National Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and other prestigious book awards, adding a potential purse of more than $156,000 and international notoriety.

     

    "Because your best work deserves the best prize."

     

    Sunshot Poetry Prize and Sunshot Prose Prize submissions are now closed.

  • "What an exciting idea! I'm glad to hear NMW is on the cutting edge."

    —James Cooper

    May 5, 2017

    "It is exciting whenever, as poets, we are given opportunities to find homes (and appreciation) for the work we so passionately and painstakingly produce. Grateful to Sunshot for this chance."

     

    —Terri Muuss, New York

    May 16, 2017

    "Thanks for this opportunity!"

    —Kristie Letter, Colorado

    May 14, 2017

    "Glad to see New Millennium Writings continuing to offer interesting opportunities."

    —Jason Harris, Texas

    May 15, 2017

    "I think short story collections are so great to read, and yet it is very difficult to find agents to represent them or publishers to publish them. I'm thrilled that Sunshots is providing this opportunity to me, both as a writer and as a reader."

    —Marina Hatsopoulos, Massachusetts

    May 14, 2017

    "Reputation."

    —Felix Neals, New Jersey

    May 10, 2017

    "When I found out about the Sunspot prize series, my own series of short stories on which I've been working for the last several years came to mind. It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to get them all published together since they are interconnected, be it by people or things."

    —James Stack, Vermont

    May 12, 2017

    "Seems like a great opportunity for professional recognition."

    —David Lohrey, Florida

    May 12, 2017

    "I've heard great things from a friend in Indiana."

    —Paddy Reid, Ireland

    May 10, 2017

    "I have been highly motivated since receiving your email [about Sunshot]. Thank you for that. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way."

    Cindy Zelman

    May 4, 2017

    May 29, 2017

    New Millennium Writings offers interesting and important opportunities for emerging writers.

    —Jayshiro Tashiro, Tuscon, Arizona

    May 17, 2017

    You're right - stress free (unlike most others), I could just concentrate on the writing. Much appreciated.

    —Ruth Finnegan, Milton Keynes, England, UK

    May 19, 2017

    I appreciate the opportunity to have my book read without the arduous process of pleading to agents and publishers for consideration, however perfunctory.

    —Howard Englander, Chicago, IL

    May 20, 2017

    Submission process is simple.

    —Mike Tuohy, Jefferson, GA

    May 21, 2017

    New Millennium Writings is a glorious outlet for so many creative voices here and around the world, and the Sunshot Series will provide a golden opportunity to expand its influence to the book publishing sphere and let its authors shine :)

    —Jonathan Greenhause, Jersey City, NJ

    May 23, 2017

    Thank you for the opportunity. In life there are only opportunities. Everything else is left to random gestures.

    —Anonymous

    May 23, 2017

    I appreciated that your manuscript guidelines are open to a range of content and poetic forms. We really need more didactic poetry that is digestible by the general public and not just more word puzzles loved by the poetry professors.

    —Anonymous

    May 23, 2017

    I found it on Duotrope and heard it was a prestigious award.

    —Anonymous

    May 24, 2017

    I greatly appreciate the openness and democracy of this contest. I'm hopeful that (in the poetry category at least) something original may at last be recognized.

    —Anonymous

    May 24, 2017

    Sunshot provides new authors an exciting platform from which to launch their work. With its generous prize structure and simple submission process, Sunshot is one of the most attractive literary contests available to authors.

    —T.D. Arkenberg, Chicago, IL

    May 25, 2017

    Always looking for a place that seems reputable and promises blind judging. As an editor of a press myself, I know what goes into the hard work of reading and judging. So, I guess I'm trusting.

    —Anonymous

    May 26, 2017

    Whatever the chances, this competition is a great opportunity to have one's work recognized and gain a broader audience. That contestants other than number 1 also come away with some of the marbles is a significant inducement to participation.

    —Anonymous

    May 26, 2017

    Thank you, this format forced me to edit and submit a long term project that has languished for many years.

    —David Anderson, Wellington, Nevada

    May 26, 2017

    I love NMW not only because they have published me often, not only because of the quality and social relevance of the work they publish, but because they seek to maintain connections with writers they have published. Sun Shots offers so much support to the winners. It's an exciting and unusual opportunity.

    —Naomi Lowinsky, Pleasant Hill, CA

    May 26, 2017

    The series provides excellent opportunites and for more than one poet/writer.

    —Anonymous

    May 26, 2017

    Great outlet for writers.

    —Olaf Kroneman, Detroit, MI

    May 27, 2017

    I always want reactions to my work!

    —Patricia Rohner, Georgetown, MA

    May 27, 2017

    I think New Millennium Writings is one of the best journals out there for new and emerging writers, and their Prose Prize for unpublished short story collections is a unique opportunity for those same writers to show the range of what they can do.

    —Anonymous

    May 27, 2017

    The reputation is impeccable.

    —Felix Neals, Rock City Falls, NY

    May 27, 2017

    After experiencing a year of losses, I felt it would be rejuvenating for me to gather some meaningful poetry into a collection. I would be honored to be published by NMW, but even the effort of putting together my words was humbling. Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Ellen Austin-Li, Cincinnati, OH

    May 27, 2017

    The timing was perfect. I'd just completed a compilation draft when I received the first notice announcing the Sunshot Competition. Because I respect the content and attitude of New Millennium Writing, I trust my work is in good hands. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Anonymous

    May 29, 2017

    I'm excited that New Millennium Writings is propelling fiction forward with competitions that encourage unique, high-caliber work!

    —Anonymous

    May 29, 2017

    I just received notification that my poem received Honorable Mention in the New Millennium Awards contest. The email gave me the information about this contest.

    —Barbara Dahlberg, Pittsburgh, PA

    May 29, 2017

    I thank you wholeheartedly for this opportunity to submit to the prestigious Sunshots prize!

    —Nathan Summerfield, Helensvale, Queensland, Australia

    May 29, 2017

    The maze through publishing is complex at best, and this opportunity levels the playing field.

    —Anonymous

    May 29, 2017

    The competition piqued my interest, because I have a large inventory of stories, and the entry process was direct and simple.

    —Bruce Graham of Winter Park, Florida

    May 29, 2017

    Thank you for giving writers this opportunity. Having been in charge of many contests, I know how hard it is.

    —Roberta George, Valdosta, Georgia

    May 28, 2017

    Clear, concise guidelines, quick submission process. A pleasure to submit. I wish you great success and a multitude of beautiful poetry.

    —Anonymous

    May 28, 2017

    The anonymity of this competition is refreshing, providing everyone the opportunity of a platform to promote their heart's work.

    —Anonymous

    May 28, 2017

    The Sunshot Prize Series is a unique and exciting writing contest. I'm happy to be considered!

    —Anonymous

    May 28, 2017

    I always feel honored and happy to take part in NMW's annual contests, and am so pleased that you have now this booklength competition program. My sense has been, since your very first awards (in 1996, I think), that NMW competitions are honest and honorably run, genuinely open to all styles of writing, and definitely an encouragement to new and emerging authors. It is good to see your reach expand!

    —Paula Friedman, Oregon

    May 28, 2017

    Amazingly easy submission process. And SUCH a help that small typos and format infelicities are tolerated. What a change form some other outfits! also, how realistic!

    —Anonymous

    May 27, 2017

    It sounded like a good contest to enter, with people who would perhaps appreciate my entry.

    —Anonymous

  • Continuing to realize the vision of NMW's founder:

    Some of the voices here are funny, others grim. Several are mystical or fantastic. All are searchingly provocative. None are reducible to a single category or school of literature... Rather, they are eclectic, entertaining, stylish, and smart. Some display a scruffy sort of optimism and wonder...

     

    I'd say that sums it up. We want to be smart yet accessible, and sometimes visionary.

     

    ~Don Williams

    (excerpted from NMW's first issue in 1996, and

    a Winning Writers interview with Jendi Reiter)

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Terms and Conditions (Official Rules) and Privacy Policy

Also: Pricing Policy, Shipping Policy, and Refund Policy

All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations may apply. Void where prohibited.

Please read these Terms and Conditions before entering the Sunshot Poetry Prize Competition or Sunshot Prose Prize Competition, ("Competition") by New Millennium Writings ("NMW/Sunshot" or “we”). By submitting an entry, you (“You” or “Your”) acknowledge that you are eligible to enter the Competition and have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any decisions related to the Competition that are made by NMW/Sunshot or any of the judges. The "Sponsor" of the Competition is New Millennium Writings ("NMW"), located at NMW/Sunshot, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918.

ELIGIBILITY

Sunshot Poetry Prize Competition or Sunshot Prose Prize Competition ("Competition") is open to all new, aspiring, and established writers, regardless of experience, who are 18 years old or older at time of entry, from anywhere in the world where the Competition is not prohibited or restricted by law. You are not eligible to enter the Competition if you are (a) a NMW/Sunshot employee or independent contractor; (b) a family member (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren), friend, teacher, or student of any of our employees, independent contractors, reviewers, or judges; (c) a judge involved in the Competition, including any reviewer who participates in selecting the Nominees and finalists.

GRANT OF RIGHTS

Entrant will retain copyright ownership of their submitted manuscript (“Entry” or “Entries”). It is not necessary to put a copyright notice on your manuscript. Under U.S. copyright law, the writer holds all legal rights to anything he/she produces unless signed away to another party. Upon selection, the "First Prize" winner (“Winner”) and any finalist manuscripts that are chosen for publication (“Finalist Prize”) will be contacted, confirmed, and then mailed our standard book contract. Once NMW/Sunshot receives a completed and signed contract, design and production of the manuscript will begin, and will take approximately three-four months.

AGREEMENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participation in the Competition constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Terms and Conditions and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER AND PRICING POLICY

Online: You must submit through the sunshots.org Submission Manager to enter the Competition. Follow the submission instructions and: (1) upload the complete version of your Entry manuscript; (2) follow the payment instructions and complete payment of $40 entry fee; (3) provide all requested information.

Offline (Postal/Mail):

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There is no restriction to style, form, or content: virtually any tone, format, and subject is acceptable. You must be the only author of your Entry and own the copyright. International submissions will be accepted. All manuscripts must be in English. Works of translation are not currently allowed. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, provided we are notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Entries must not contain any images unless explicitly pertaining to “found poetry."

Individual poems, stories, or essays may have been published in chapbooks, journals, magazines, anthologies, and/or online. No more than twenty pages of the manuscript itself may have been published as a book-length work.

Your Entry must:

(1) follow all submission and entry guidelines;

(2) satisfy collection length requirements:

-(2a) POETRY PRIZE: Collections of poetry must be between fifty (50) and eighty (80) pages in length (not including front matter)

-(2b) PROSE PRIZE: Collections of fiction must be between 12,500 and 55,000 words in length (not including front matter) and may include all of, or any combination of, micro, flash, short story, long story, novelette/novella. However, a novel, single novelette, or single novella will not be considered.

-(2c) PROSE PRIZE: Collections of nonfiction must be between 12,500 and 55,000 words in length (not including front matter) and may include all of, or any combination of, micro, flash, short story, long story, novelette/novella. However, a novel, single novelette, or single novella will not be considered.

(3) not include any identifying information anywhere in the file. Mailed manuscripts, excepting the required cover page, must not include any identifying information anywhere else.

(4) be submitted:

(4a) Online: by uploading your Entry file in the Submission Manager through www.sunshots.org. We prefer and highly recommend using the file format of PDF (.pdf), however the following file formats will all be accepted: Word (.docx) or (.doc), Adobe (.pdf), or Rich Text (.rtf).

(4b) File name of your manuscript should only include up to the first five words of the title of the collection (if untitled, use the title of the first titled poem, story, or essay) and may only contain lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens (-). OPTIONAL: For your own record keeping you are allowed to add "sunshot" and/or any date "XX-XX-XXXX" to the end of the file name. Do not include any blank spaces, any other characters or symbols, or any other information.

Correct: dreaming-of-jacks-future.pdf
Correct: dreaming-of-jacks-future-sunshot.docx
Correct: dreaming-of-jacks-future-01-20-2017.doc
Correct: dreaming-of-jacks-future-sunshot-01-03-2017.rtf
INCORRECT: Sunshotl/Dreaming of Jack’s Future: Dec. 2 ’17.txt

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that your Entry: (a) is your original creation; (b) has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (c) has not previously been published as described above; (d) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (e) is not defamatory, libelous, offensive, obscene, or otherwise illegal; and (f) is your sole and exclusive property. You further represent and warrant that you have complete rights to your Entry.

If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

By submitting an Entry, you automatically opt-in to “The Sunshot Insider” email list. If you wish to stop receiving any emails, simply click "Unsubscribe" at the bottom of the email received, or email us a removal request at hello (at) sunshots (dot) org.

RESULTS AND WINNING THE COMPETITION

The finalists and winners will be announced less than 120 days following the deadline and official closing of the Competition. Winner and finalist announcements will be posted at www.sunshots.org, emailed to Sunshot email subscribers, shared on social media, distributed by press release, and may be included in additional print and/or digital display advertising.

Upon selection, the "First Prize" winner will be contacted, confirmed, and then mailed our standard book contract. Once NMW/Sunshot receives the completed and signed contract, the announcement will be scheduled; a check for the full cash prize will be mailed to "First Prize" winners; design and production of the winning manuscript will begin, which usually takes about three months.
The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone and/or email provided on the Submission Manager. If the potential winner fails to respond within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, declines the prize, or fails to provide any signed contract, release, or affidavit required, such winner may be deemed to forfeit the prize and publication and the Sponsor has the right to select an alternate winner in his/her place.

Finalists

The selection process will consist of five to eight manuscripts chosen as finalists.

PRIZES

First Place Prizes

The First Place Sunshot Poetry Prize will consist of an amount of $1,500 USD; print publication of Winner’s Entry (the “Book”) in softcover and any other format decided upon by the Sponsor (hardback, e-book, audio, etc.), and selections of the work will be published online. The winner will receive one hundred (100) softcover copies. All design decisions are reserved for NMW/Sunshot, however directional design input from authors will always be considered and appreciated.

The First Place Sunshot Prose Prize will consist of an amount of $1,500 USD; print publication of Winner’s Entry (the “Book”) in softcover and any other format decided upon by the Sponsor (hardback, e-book, audio, etc.), and selections of the work will be published online. The winner will receive seventy-five (75) softcover copies. All design decisions are reserved for NMW/Sunshot, however directional design input from authors will always be considered and appreciated.

The Winner will also receive the Sunshot rePRIZE, which is described in detail in the next section.

Royalties will be included in the standard publishing agreement. As detailed in the contract, the prize values of the Sunshot Poetry Prize, Sunshot Prose Prize, and Sunshot Finalist Prize will cover the royalties on the first five-hundred (500) copies. Royalties of thirty percent (30%) of NMW/Sunshot's net receipts for book sales will begin thereafter, excepting for prize copies, reviewer copies, copies used for rePRIZE award nominations, discounted pre-orders and/or subscriber copies, and/or copies used for any other promotional purpose, including discounted copies which may be required in the event of a winning book award nomination. If NMW/Sunshot lets the book go out of print in softcover format (or, if hardcover has been made available, both softcover and hardcover formats) all rights revert to the author.

Finalist Prize

All finalist manuscripts will be considered for a Finalist Prize; multiple Finalist Prizes can be awarded in each Competition.

Sunshot Finalist Prize(s)

The Sunshot Finalist Prize will consist of print publication (copy-editing, layout design, cover design) of Winner’s Entry (the “Book”) in softcover and any other format decided upon by the Sponsor (hardback, e-book, audio, etc.), and selections of the work will be published online. Finalist Prize winners in the Poetry Competition will receive twenty (20) softcover copies; winners in the Prose Competition will receive fifteen (15) softcover copies. All design decisions are reserved for NMW/Sunshot, however directional design input from authors will always be considered and appreciated.

All Finalist Prize winners will also receive the Sunshot rePRIZE, which is described in detail in the next section.

Royalties will be included in the standard publishing agreement. As detailed in the contract, the prize values of the Sunshot Poetry Prize, Sunshot Prose Prize, and Sunshot Finalist Prize will cover the royalties on the first five-hundred (500) copies. Royalties of thirty percent (30%) of NMW/Sunshot's net receipts for book sales will begin thereafter to retail and/or wholesale sales of the Book by NMW/Sunshot, excepting for prize copies, reviewer copies, copies used for rePRIZE award nominations, discounted pre-orders and/or subscriber copies, and/or copies used for any other promotional purpose, including discounted copies which may be required in the event of a winning book award nomination. If NMW/Sunshot lets the book go out of print in softcover format (or, if hardcover has been made available, when both softcover and hardcover formats go out of print) all rights revert to the author.

Finalist Single Poem, Short Story, and Essay Publication

Any finalist manuscript not selected for the First Prize or the Finalist Prize will have one poem, short story, or essay, from their Entry, awarded and recognized with publication in the New Millennium Writings annual print anthology and/or publication in a Sunshot "Best Of" series or anthology.

The Sunshot rePRIZE

The mission of the Sunshot Prize Series is to ensure that each published work, of Winner and Finalist Prize, are set on a bold trajectory. Nominations for each work will be dependent on eligibility requirements met by each Book and author, eligibility requirements met by NMW/Sunshot, and availability.

The current list of available nominations for the Books of this Competition may include the National Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize. the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Warwick Prize for Writing, the International Rubery Book Award, and any others that may be added.

All book award organizations available for nomination are independent of the Sponsor, Sunshots Prize Series, the Sunshot Poetry Prize, the Sunshot Prose Prize, and NMW/Sunshot, and share no association. Therefore, NMW/Sunshot will not be held liable for any changes that may affect availability, eligibility, prizes, or any other aspect regarding nominations and/or the Sunshot rePRIZE. Each award has their own unique guidelines, eligibility requirements, publisher limits, and award schedules. This prevents us from guaranteeing nomination to any specific organization or award, or any quantity of nominations. However, following our core mission, each Book’s Sunshot rePRIZE will receive special attention and nomination consideration to ensure the highest potential, as determined by NMW/Sunshot.

Furthermore, because nomination opportunities may come and go, each have unique eligibility requirements that may also change without notice, NMW/Sunshot has the right to add and/or remove nomination options, at any time, with or without notice.

NMW/Sunshot agrees to pay additional publisher contributions as may be required by nomination rules and/or guidelines (i.e. travel and accommodations of winner, award ceremony tickets, additional promotion, etc.).The costs associated with Nominations (fees, applications, copies for submission, and postage) are variable and may reach up to a maximum of $500.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The last section (back matter) of books we publish may include a "Special Acknowledgements" page listing the names of the poets and writers (i.e. those who submitted an Entry into the Competition) who helped make that book possible.

Two decades of hosting literary awards have made it clear to us that there is an under-recognized demographic, fundamental to literature's evolution: those who possess the boldness and tenacity to enter their work for consideration.

If the winner of our award goes on to win the Pulitzer, there are writers and/or poets who helped make that success possible. Their names deserve acknowledgment.

COMPETITION PERIODS

Opening March 1, 2017 and closing May 30, 2017.

May 30, 2017 will be the final deadline and will not be extended, however there will be a one-week grace period allowed.

REVISIONS AND FINAL EDITS

Minor typos and/or grammatical errors will not negatively impact the judging of your submission. If we find any substantial issues with your manuscript file, we will contact you for resolution.

Before a manuscript goes to publication, we are happy to accommodate an author's occasional request for a minor revision or two.

NMW/Sunshot reserves the right to final edits, which may include small grammar and/or style edits to the content of an a poem, story, or essay and/or omission of one or more complete poems, stories, or essays, if the edits and/or omissions are deemed by NMW/Sunshot to strengthen the overall impact, power, and influence of the collection.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR "FOUND POETRY"

Centos, erasure, and other forms of “found poetry” will only be allowed if information on all sources used is included. Images of printed text, which has been remixed, are the only images allowed and high-quality image files must be available upon acceptance.

SHIPPING POLICY

Usually, we ship any physical products within 1 to 7 days after your order is placed.

REFUND POLICY

Due to the nature of this competition we are unable to provide refunds.

GENERAL

Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner is required to comply with all applicable federal, state, provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Terms and Conditions are solely the Winner's responsibility. Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the prize received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prize as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where legally permissible and required a Publicity Release. We award all prizes “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

If the potential winner is at least 13 years old and considered a minor in his/her
jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release on the potential Winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on Winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

To preserve the highest degree of competition quality, the NMW/Sunshot reserves the right to modify, extend, or terminate any Competition, at any time, with or without reason. All Entrants, of any cancelled or terminated Competition, would receive a full refund of their entry fee(s).

Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or supplement these Official Rules and Terms and Conditions with or without notice.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

The Competition and all accompanying website and promotional materials are copyright of NMW/Sunshot. All rights reserved. The Competition is void outside the eligible entry jurisdictions and where prohibited by law. You agree that our decisions related to the Competition are final and binding in all matters. We reserve the right, to the maximum extent permitted by law, in our sole discretion, to change these rules or cancel the Competition at any time. We may also modify, terminate or suspend the Competition if any viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the Competition or submission of Entries. If you use the name or likeness of an individual in your Entry, you agree to be solely responsible for that use. You agree that we and our partners, along with any officers, employees and representatives of any of them (collectively, “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any action brought by a person whose consent you did not obtain. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any human or other error that may occur in the processing of the Entries; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries; (c) or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, which may occur in connection with this Competition, including, without limitation, any errors or problems related to the administration of the Competition, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, or the Competition-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for: (d) inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive, any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site; and (e) injury or damage to you or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.

PRIVACY POLICY

COLLECTION/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect personal information primarily to process Entries, to contact you if necessary, for future communications and/or other purposes. To assist in administering the Competition, we also must retain third party services for document storage, management, and organization, maintaining customer contact information, details, and relationship management, and other purposes.
These third parties may only use the information for purposes related to this Competition. By entering the Competition, you agree that we may share your information, in our sole discretion, with third parties that have a need to know the information, such as the judging panel or third parties that are necessary for document storage, customer contact information and submission details, and other purposes.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be contrary to law, invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be of no force or effect; but the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY ENTRY (OR ANY PORTION OF ANY ENTRY) BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU AGREE (FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR HEIRS) THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR TO PERSON. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COURT COSTS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, OR BY REASON OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED TO A PRIZE). NOTHING IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL LIMIT ANY RELEASED PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THAT PARTY'S NEGLIGENCE, A BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.

FURTHER, IN ANY DISPUTE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, OTHER THAN ENTRANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (E.G. COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING). YOU FURTHER WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.