Rules, Forms and Prizes

Contest Mechanics:

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY

Manila, Philippines

FEU TRANSITION 15 LITERARY CONTEST IN ENGLISH


RULES OF THE CONTEST – 2009

1. The contest is open to all FEU students enrolled for the S/Y 2009-2010.

2. The contest is in ENGLISH and in three categories: POETRY, SHORT STORY, and ONE-ACT PLAY.

3. In the POETRY category, an entry must consist of a collection of at least five (5) but not more than ten (10) poems.

4. In the SHORT STORY category, an entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) pages.

5. In the ONE-ACT PLAY category, an entry must be of sufficient length to approximate a performance time of thirty (30) minutes.

6. Authors may submit any number of entries, provided that each entry conforms to the rules of the contest.

7. Entries may deal with any subject or theme.

8. Works which have been awarded a prize in another contest, or have been published in any paper, magazine, journal, or book, or uploaded and published in the internet before March 2010 are not qualified for the contest.

9. Entries must be an ORIGINAL work. If the entry is an adaptation of another author’s existing work, the contestant must submit to FEU Transition the written consent of the author of the existing work, allowing the contestant to adapt the work, and to enter the adaptation in the contest. The written consent must include a categorical statement that FEU Transition shall be exempt from any and all liability in the event that the adaptation is said to infringe the intellectual property rights of the author of the existing work.  The written consent must be duly notarized and must be attached to the Official Entry Form.

10. The author must execute an affidavit duly notarized that the entry is the contestant’s ORIGINAL work, and that he has absolute ownership of all intellectual property rights thereto.

11. Entries which are found to be plagiarized are automatically disqualified from the contest. Winning entries which are subsequently found to be plagiarized shall be stripped off the award. The authors of said plagiarized works shall be prosecuted for violations of the Code of Conduct as prescribed in the FEU Student’s Manual, without prejudice to the filing of a criminal suit.

12. By submitting an entry, contestants undertake to indemnify FEU Transition for any and all damages, fees, costs and expenses that FEU Transition may incur by reason of the infringement by the contestant of the intellectual property rights of another.

13. Entries must comply with government policies on printed matters and R.A. 8293 The Intellectual Property Code.

14. Entries must be in a Microsoft Word Document format, double – spaced on 8 ½ X 11 inches bond paper, with one-inch margin on all sides. The font must be Times New Roman and the font size must be 12. The page number must be typed consecutively, e.g., 1 of 20, 2 of 20, 3 of 20 and so on at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

15. Each entry must be submitted in a short brown envelope, with the category and title of the entry printed outside, and must contain the following:

  • Duly accomplished Official Entry Form
  • Author’s written consent to abide by the rules of the contest acknowledged before a Notary Public.  If author is a minor, the written consent of the parents or legal guardians, as required by Republic Act 8293.
  • Written consent, if work is an adaptation
  • 4 printed copies of the work itself that bear the title of the entry, and the author’s pen name only. The author’s real name, pen name, and address must only appear in the Official Entry Form and the Authorization Form and must not appear on the entry itself.
  • the author’s full résumé.

16. Digital copy of the entries must be sent to: marjueve@yahoo.com

17. All requirements must be complete at the time of submission.

18. By submitting an entry, the author grants, assigns, and transfers unto Transition, the right without necessity of any payment other than the prize which may have been awarded, to publish from time to time any winning entry or selection or portion thereof as it may at its discretion determine; to designate or appoint editors to edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of publication; to furnish a reasonable number of copies of all winning works to the National Library or other libraries; to make the works available for downloading on the Internet or other electronic media; and/or to allow students to make copies for research or in connection with their school requirements.  In the One-act Play, Transition shall also have the right to produce, or authorize the production staging or other forms of exhibition, from time to time, of any winning entry or selection or portion thereof as it may in its discretion determine.  Transition shall also have the right to appoint or designate editors or directors who may edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of production or exhibition.

19. Entries must be submitted to Prof. Judith Batin, Department of Languages, 3rd Floor, Arts Building, Far Eastern University, not later than 12nn, January 15, (Friday) 2010.

20. The prizes for each contest category are the following:

POETRY

First Place                      2,500

Second Place                  2,000

Third Place                      1,500

1st Honorable Mention    1,000

2nd Honorable Mention       500

SHORT STORY

First Place                       2,500

Second Place                  2,000

Third Place                      1,500

1st Honorable Mention    1,000

2nd Honorable Mention       500

ONE-ACT PLAY

First Place                       2,500

Second Place                  2,000

Third Place                      1,500

1st Honorable Mention    1,000

2nd Honorable Mention       500

21. The Board of Judges shall have the discretion not to award any prize if, in its judgment, no meritorious entry has been submitted. FEU Transition has the sole right to designate the persons who shall constitute the Board of Judges in each of the contest categories.  The decision of the board of judges is final.

22. Announcement of winners and the members of the board of Judges shall be on the 4th week of February 2010 (Arts Month). Certificates of Recognition and Cash/ Check prizes will be given to the winners.

23. Submitted copies of winning and non-winning entries shall remain with, and become the property of FEU Transition.

24. All parties submitting entries are deemed to have accepted the rules of the contest, and agree to abide thereby.


For inquiries, please e-mail the contest director: marjueve@yahoo.com

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14 Responses to “Rules, Forms and Prizes”

  1. good day, i’m interested in joining the contest, i’m just wondering if i could make multiple entries in one category or just one per category?. thank you very much

    • you can make multiple entries in all categories as long as each entry conforms to the requirements/ rules of the contest. Each must be submitted separately, and each must be under a different pseudonym.

  2. hello, i was just wondering where i could get an entry form. i am very much interested in joining the contest.

    • just drop by the Department of Languages, Arts building, 3rd floor and look for Prof. Judith Batin.

  3. im definitely interested.. how to join?
    ^^

  4. i just wonder if there would be an award or medal that would be given to the winners?

  5. i just wonder if there would be an award or medal that would be given to the winners and would there be an awarding day at our auditorium?

    • If you were reading the rules above, it states… “22. Announcement of winners and the members of the board of Judges shall be on the 4th week of February 2010 (Arts Month). Certificates of Recognition and Cash/ Check prizes will be given to the winners.”

  6. Question:
    Do I need to have submit to all 3 categories to have one entry or I just need 1 category to get 1 entry?

  7. Sorry for the wrong grammar…

    *Do I need to submit from all 3 categories to have one entry* or I just need to submit from 1 category to get 1 entry?

  8. The rule states that the three categories are independent of each other.

    2. The contest is in ENGLISH and in three categories: POETRY, SHORT STORY, and ONE-ACT PLAY.

    3. In the POETRY category, an entry must consist of a collection of at least five (5) but not more than ten (10) poems.

    4. In the SHORT STORY category, an entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) pages.

    5. In the ONE-ACT PLAY category, an entry must be of sufficient length to approximate a performance time of thirty (30) minutes.

    6. Authors may submit any number of entries, provided that each entry conforms to the rules of the contest.

    • Okay, now I’m interested on joining and asking my friend to also join. Thanks for clearing things up.

  9. Great to hear that, and thank you for encouraging others to join.

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