BRAILLE HOUSE

Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition 2018  

ENTRY FORM

(A separate entry form must be submitted for each entry).

 5 Categories of Entry:

  • Adult Short Story
  • Adult Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick
  • Adult Article/Opinion eg: self-reflection, blog
  • Senior Student Creative Category, eg: story, poem, song lyrics, limerick, blog
  • Junior Student Creative Category, eg: story, poem, song lyrics, limerick, blog

 CLOSING DATE:      Friday, 31st August 2018

Category of entry: ………………………………………………………………..

Name: (please print) ……………………………….. ……………………………….. ……………………………..

Address: ……………………………….. ……………………………….. …………………………….. ……………..

Suburb/Town: ……………………………….. ……………………… State: ……………. Postcode: ………..

Mobile phone: …………………………………….. Landline phone: ……………………..……………………..

Email: ……………………………….. ……………………………….. …………………………….. ………………….

Title of Entry: ……………………………….. ……………………………….. …………………………….. ………

Number of words: …………………………….

Method of payment: ……………………………….……………… Amount paid: ..…………………

Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to QBWA (or Queensland Braille Writing Association). Credit card payments can be made by contacting Braille House by telephone on 07 3848 5257. For direct deposit please use BSB: 034-033, Account: 20-2253.

DECLARATION:

I certify that the work entered in this Literary Competition is my own, is unpublished, will not be offered for publication before the announcement of the awards, and has not won a cash prize in any previous competition. I further certify that I am a resident of Australia who is legally blind, or has low or no vision. By entering this competition I agree to my work being published by Braille House in the In Touch Braille Magazine and in a Winner’s publication should Braille House choose to publish one.  I understand that copyright will at all times remain with me, the author.

I have read the conditions of entry into this Literary Competition and agree to abide by them.

Signed: ……………………………………………………. Date: ………………………………….

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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Date received: ………………. Entry fee received by Chq / DD / CC on: …………………. Receipt no:………………………

Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition 2018

 

Guidelines for Entries:

Word limit:               Adults and Senior Students: Up to 2000 words

                             Junior Student:  Up to 1500 words

THEME:                  Imagine

AGE: at closing date     Adult:  Over 18 years

                             Senior student:  13-17 years

                             Junior student:  12 years or under

CLOSING DATE:       Friday 31st August 2018

ELIGIBILITY:           A participant must be a resident of Australia who is either legally blind, or has low or no vision.

FORMAT:                Submissions should be in hard-copy Braille, a Word document, Simbraille or a Duxbury-readable file

ENTRY FEES:           Adults and Senior students:  $10 per item

                             Junior students:  $5 per item

Rules

  1. All entries must be accompanied by an official, completed and signed entry form.
  2. Multiple entries are allowed. One cheque, money order or credit card payment is acceptable to cover multiple entries by one writer.
  3. Manuscripts must be unpublished work, not on offer for publication before announcement of Awards and not have been recognised in any other competition. 
  4. Print copy or electronic submissions must be double spaced for A4 paper. Preferred font 12 point.
  5. Hard copy Braille entries must be single spaced on braille paper.
  6. Manuscripts will not be returned but responsibly destroyed after the Awards. Entrants should keep a copy of their work. Copyright remains with the author.
  7. Posted entries must be postmarked by the due date. Late entries will not be considered.
  8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Details of results and presentation of prizes will be announced on QBWA website and in writing to the winners.
  10. QBWA reserves the right to publish the winning and second place entries in its In Touch Braille Magazine and in a Winner’s publication should Braille House choose to publish one.

Send your entries (each with a completed entry form) to:

The Competition Receiving Officer

Braille House

PO Box 610, Annerley, Qld 4103

Or send via email to: admin@qbwa.org.au