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ABR Inspiring Travel Writing Competition Terms and Conditions

Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:22 Written by Australian Book Review
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This prize consists of:

  • A ten (10) day, nine (9) night private luxury Abercrombie & Kent journey in India (including our 7-Day ‘Essential India’ itinerary plus your choice of a 3-day extension to either Ranthambore, Udaipur or Varanasi) for two people valued at up to $8,250 and excluding international airfares.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary: Two nights at The Imperial New Delhi (Delhi), one night at The Oberoi Amarvilas (Agra), three nights at Rambagh Palace (Jaipur) and two nights at Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur), plus two nights in either Ranthambore, Udaipur or Varanasi.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, and lunch and/or dinner on select days specified in itinerary
  • A&K airport welcome, and assistance with luggage 

 

The prize component/s provided by Abercrombie & Kent Australia, described above:

  • are valid for travel, accommodation, meals and tours provided by Abercrombie & Kent Australia only. Travel date and accommodation date restrictions may apply. All bookings must be coordinated and booked through Abercrombie & Kent Australia.
  • cannot be taken in conjunction with any other Abercrombie & Kent offer.
  • are valid for travel before 1 December 2021.
  • the tour as described is available on a positive space basis. Abercrombie & Kent Australia will do everything possible to accommodate proposed dates, times and travel dates, but due to space limitations alternatives are sometimes required.

 

General Conditions

  • Entry is open to all current individual Australian Book Review subscribers (print or online) who are 18 years and over.
  • Entry is not open to Australian Book Review or Abercrombie & Kent Australia employees or their immediate families. ABR Board members and their families are not eligible.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed. Entrants can only enter in their own name.
  • Entries will close on February 20, 2020
  • Entrants agree that their contact details will be added to Australian Book Review and Abercrombie & Kent marketing databases for future communication. Entrants can subsequently opt-out from these marketing lists.
  • The winning entry by an eligible entrant will be selected by Australian Book Review on the basis of the creativity and originality of the entry.
  • Winner will be notified by phone or email on March 16 2020 and will be announced publicly online at www.australianbookreview.com.au from March 31 2020 and in the Australian Book Review April 2020 issue.
  • Eligibility of the winner to take up the prize will be established when the winner is contacted.
  • If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 48 hours of notification, Australian Book Review and Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right to select another winner.
  • A formal letter confirming the prize will be sent to the winner in due course. The winner needs to present the original letter to redeem Abercrombie & Kent Australia prize components. All bookings must be coordinated and booked through Abercrombie & Kent Australia.
  • The prize must be booked within six months from 31 March 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021. Certain elements of the prize may be unavailable on certain dates depending on accommodation blackout periods or other seasonal factors.
  • No responsibility is taken for seasonal variation in the value of the prize according to seasonal fluctuations and ticket types available.
  • A valid passport is required for all international journeys.
  • Prize does not include international flights. Winner and accompanying guest must make their own way to Delhi, India for the start of the prize journey. Abercrombie & Kent can help arrange international flights at the winner’s expense
  • Prize does not include travel insurance. Adequate travel insurance for the duration of the trip is required and must be organised by the winner at his/her expense.
  • Spending money, personal expenses, meals outside those stipulated in the prize, tips, excess baggage, taxes and airport charges, passports, visas and transport to and from airport of departure and all other ancillary costs associated with redeeming the prize are the responsibility of the winner.
  • The prize (or any part thereof) cannot be sold, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken for cash.
  • Normal Abercrombie & Kent Terms and Conditions of Bookings apply to the prize. Any item not specified is not included in the prize
  • Tour Includes: All arrangements as specified in the prize itinerary
  • Tour Excludes: International airfares, any arrangements not specified in the prize itinerary – guests may be subject to visa fees; airport taxes (unless specified); insurance; tips to representatives, guides and drivers
  • The prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated. The prize cannot be amended or changed in anyway and is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other goods or services. A prize cannot be transferred to any other person
  • If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification
  • The itinerary cannot be altered or amended
  • Australian Book Review and Abercrombie & Kent’s decisions with respect to all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The total prize value is $8,250.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact Australian Book Review: (03) 9699 8822 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 Calibre Essay Prize Terms & Conditions

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:53 Written by Nathan Morrow
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Entry deadline

  1. Entries for the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize will be accepted until midnight, 15 January 2020.

 

Prizes

  1. The winner will receive AU$5,000 in May 2020.
  2. The runner-up will receive AU$2,500 in May 2020.

 

Who can enter?

  1. Entries are welcome from writers writing in English anywhere in the world.
  2. There is no age limit.
  3. ABR staff, board members, and editorial advisers are not eligible to enter. 
  4. ABR contributors and volunteers may enter.

 

How to enter

  1. Entries must be submitted online via the ABR website entry page.
  2. Multiple entries are permitted, but each must be entered as separate transactions.
  3. The author’s name must not appear in the essay or in the name of the digital file because judging is conducted blind.
  4. Entrants will receive automatic confirmation of receipt to the email address used when entering.

 

Format

  1. Entries are only permitted in Word documents (.doc or .docx)
  2. Essays must be written in English.
  3. Entries must be a single non-fiction essay of 2,000 to 5,000 words (any endnotes should be included in that word count).
  4. The text should be presented with 1.5 line spacing and in 12 pt font size.
  5. The pages should be numbered.
  6. The file name should only include the title of the essay. Entrants should not include their own name in the file name.
  7. Images are allowed, but the total file size must not exceed 3MB.

 

Exclusivity

  1. Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Calibre Prize.
  2. If an entrant is longlisted and has offered their essay elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they would like to withdraw their essay on offer elsewhere or from the Calibre Prize.
  3. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted essays to remain in contention.
  4. The longlist will be announced in May 2020 when the winning essays will also be announced. However, it is our expectation that the authors of non-shortlisted essays will be notified in March or April 2020.

 

What does it cost to enter an essay?

  1. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$25, or AU$15 for current ABR To qualify for the lower entry fee, entrants must hold a current one-year subscription to our print or digital edition or be a full-time student.
  2. If you don’t already have a digital subscription, you can purchase a one-year digital subscription and enter a single essay for a total of AU$65. You can then enter subsequent essays at the discounted rate of $15 each.
  3. If you don’t already subscribe to ABR’s print edition, you can purchase a one-year subscription and enter a single essay for the following rates: $100 (Australia), $165 (New Zealand/Asia), or $180 (ROW). You can then enter subsequent essays at the discounted rate of $15 each.

 

Terms and conditions

  1. Entries must be original works written by an individual author.
  2. Entries must not infringe upon anyone’s copyright.
  3. Essays that are deemed to be works of plagiarism will be disqualified.
  4. Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast essays will not be accepted. (Previous online appearances constitute prior publication.) Entries will be deemed ineligible if they are under contract to another publisher or broadcaster.
  5. Essays will be removed from longlists or shortlists if we discover they have been published elsewhere.
  6. Entries must contain nothing obscene, libellous, unlawful, defamatory, or anything ABR may deem to be inappropriate.
  7. Essays entered but not shortlisted in past Calibre Essay Prizes may be re-entered.
  8. Translations are not eligible.
  9. If entrants subsequently withdraw their entries, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  10. Shortlisted authors may be required to take part in events and media activities.
  11. The prize money also covers publication online and the print edition.

 

Publication

  1. Our expectation is that the winning essays will require little editing apart from the application of house style. ABRwill edit both essays and show the authors changes for their approval. The essayists will be involved throughout and will be shown successive proofs.
  2. The winning essay will be published in the May 2020 issue (print and online). The runner-up will be published in the June-July 2020 or August 2020 issue (print and online).
  3. Authorship of the winning essays will be fully acknowledged in the ABRprint and online issues and in all related material.
  4. Copyright in the two winning essays resides with the authors.The winner and runner-up grant the Australian Book Review an exclusive licence to publish their winning essays in the relevant ABR issue (print and online edition) for three months from the date of first publication in the issue, and thereafter a non-exclusive licence indefinitely to publish in the relevant online issue.
  5. If syndication or anthologisation of the winning essays is mooted, ABRwill consult the winning essayists for approval. The essayists will receive 50 per cent of any syndication fees and 100 per cent of any anthology fees. 

 

The Judging Process

  1. Judging is completely anonymous.
  2. The entrant’s name must not appear in the Word file or in the file name.
  3. The judges are J.M. Coetzee, Lisa Gorton, and Peter Rose (ABR Editor and CEO).
  4. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into about the judgements or the judging process.
  5. ABR reserves the right not to award a prize.

 

Declaration

To be eligible, entrants must tick the declaration box on the online entry page.

I hereby declare that the essay entered in the Calibre Essay Prize is my own work, and has not been previously published, broadcasted, or awarded. I have read all the terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.

2020 Porter Prize Terms & Conditions

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:44 Written by Nathan Morrow
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Entry deadline

  1.   Entries for the 2020 Porter Prize will be accepted until midnight, 1 October 2019.

Prizes

  1.   The winner will receive AU$7,000.
  2.   The other four shortlisted poets will each receive AU$500

Who can enter?

  1.   Entries are welcome from poets anywhere in the world.
  2.   There is no age limit.
  3.   ABR staff, board members, and editorial advisers are not eligible.
  4.   ABR contributors and volunteers may enter.

How to enter

  1.   Entries must be submitted online via the ABR website entry page.
  2.   Multiple entries are permitted.
  3.  Entries should preferably be a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).
  4.   PDFs are accepted if necessary for the poem’s format.
  5.   Entrants will receive automatic confirmation of receipt.

Format

  1.   Entries must be a single poem of no more than 70 lines, written in English.
  2.   Font: Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, 12 pt, black.
  3.   The pages should be numbered.
  4.   Stanza breaks must be clearly indicated.
  5.   The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the document or in the name of the digital file.
  6.   The file name should only include the title of the poem.

What does it cost to enter a poem?

  1.   Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$25, or AU$15 for current ABR subscribers. To qualify for the lower entry fee, entrants must hold a current one-year subscription to our print edition or a digital ABR subscription. Full-time students are also eligible to enter at the lower rate but must provide their student number and the name of the institution in which they are enrolled at the time of entry.
  2.   If you don’t already have a digital subscription to ABR, you can purchase a one-year subscription and enter a single poem for a total of AU$65. You can then enter subsequent poems at the discounted rate of $15 each.
  3.   If you don’t already subscribe to ABR’s print edition, you can purchase a one-year subscription and enter a single poem for the following rates: $100 (Australia), $165 (New Zealand/Asia), or $180 (ROW).
  4.   If you choose not to subscribe to ABR (print or online) when you enter the Prize and you are not already an ABR subscriber, you will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months. You will be contacted when your complimentary digital ABR subscription has   been activated.

Terms and conditions

  1.   Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Porter Prize. If an entrant is longlisted and has their poem offered elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they would like to withdraw their poem on offer elsewhere or from the Porter Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted stories.
  2.   Entries will be deemed ineligible if they are under contract to another publisher or broadcaster.
  3.   Poems will be removed from longlists or shortlists if we discover they have been published elsewhere.
  4.   Entries must be original works written by an individual author.
  5.   Entries must not infringe upon anyone’s copyright.
  6.   Entries must not contain any dedications. If a poem is later shortlisted, a dedication can be added then.
  7.   Entries that are deemed to be works of plagiarism will be disqualified.
  8.   Authors of longlisted poems not shortlisted will be notified as soon as possible.
  9.   Entries must contain nothing obscene, libellous, unlawful, defamatory, or anything ABR may deem to be inappropriate.
  10.   Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcasted poems will not be accepted. (Previous online appearances constitute prior publication.)
  11.   Poems entered in past Porter Prizes but not shortlisted may be re-entered.
  12.   Translations are not eligible.
  13.   If entrants subsequently withdraw their entries, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  14.   Shortlisted poets may be required to take part in events and media activities.
  15.   The prize money also covers digital publication in ABR and in the print edition.
  16.   Copyright in the poem(s) remains with the poet.

The judging process

  1.   Judging is completely anonymous.
  2.   The judges are John Hawke, Bronwyn Lea, and Philip Mead.
  3.   ABR reserves the right not to award a prize.
  4.   A shortlist comprising a maximum of five poems will be announced and those poems will appear in the January–February 2020 issue of ABR.
  5.   The winner will be announced at a ceremony to which all entrants will be invited.
  6.   The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into about the judgements or the judging process.

 

Declaration
To be eligible, entrants must tick the declaration box on the online entry page.

I hereby declare that the poem entered in the Peter Porter Poetry Prize is my own work and has not been previously published, broadcasted, or awarded. I have read all the terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.

Jolley Prize Terms and Conditions

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:42 Written by Hidden Author
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2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Guidelines, terms, and conditions

Who can enter?

1. Entries are welcome from writers anywhere in the world.

2. There is no age limit.

3. ABR staff, board members, and editorial advisers are not eligible to enter. ABR contributors and volunteers may enter.

What does it cost to enter a story?

4. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$25, or AU$15 for current ABR subscribers. To qualify for the lower entry fee, entrants must hold a current one-year subscription to our print edition or ABR Online, or be a full-time student.

5. If you don’t already subscribe to ABR Online, you can purchase a one-year subscription and enter a single story for a total of AU$65. You can then enter additional stories at the discounted rate of $15 each.

6.If you don’t already subscribe to ABR’s print edition, you can purchase a one-year subscription and enter a single story for the following rates: $100 (Australia), $150 (New Zealand/Asia), or $170 (ROW)

7. If you choose not to subscribe to ABR (print or online) when you enter the Prize and you are not already an ABR subscriber, you will receive access to ABR Online free of charge for four months.

How to enter

8. Online entry is required.

9. Entries are permitted only as Word documents. The text should be presented with 1.5 spacing and in 12 pt font size. The pages should be numbered.

10. The author’s name must not appear in the document or in the name of the digital file because judging is conducted blind.

11. The file name should only include the title of the story.

12. Entrants will receive automatic confirmation of receipt to the email address used when entering.

Terms and conditions

13.  Entries must be a single story of 2,000 to 5,000 words, written in English.

14.  Multiple entries are permitted.

15.  Entries must be original works of fiction written by an individual author.

16.  Entries must not infringe upon anyone’s copyright.

17.  Entries that are deemed to be works of plagiarism will be disqualified.

18 . Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Jolley Prize. Longlisted entrants will be contacted in July or early August to confirm that their stories remain exclusive to the Jolley Prize. If they are on offer elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if he/she would like to remove the story from offer elsewhere or from the Jolley Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted stories. The shortlist will be announced in September 2019. Authors of those stories not longlisted will be notified in July or early August. Authors of longlisted stories not commended or shortlisted will be notified in August and can then offer their stories elsewhere.

19.  Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast stories will not be accepted. (Previous online appearances constitute prior publication.) Entries will be deemed ineligible if they are under contract to another publisher or broadcaster and remain so after a longlisted entrant is contacted regarding eligibility.

20.  Stories entered but not shortlisted in past Jolley Prizes may be re-entered.

21.  Translations are not eligible.

22.  The closing date for entries was midnight, 15 April 2019. This date was changed to midnight 1 May 2019.

23.  If entrants subsequently withdraw their entries, the entry fee will not be refunded.

24.  The shortlisted entrants will be encouraged to take part in radio interviews to help promote the stories and the magazine.

25.  The prize money also covers publication in ABR Online and the print edition.

26.  Copyright in the story (or stories) remains with the entrant.

Prizes

27.  The winner will receive $5,000 in September 2019.

28.  The runner-up will recieve $3,000 in September 2019.

29.  The second runner-up will receive $2,000 in September 2019.

30.  The judges will commend three extra stories, the authors of which will receive an equal share of the remaining $2,500 in prize money in September 2019.

Publication

31. Our expectation is that the shortlisted and commended stories will require little editing apart from the application of house style.

32. ABR will edit the shortlisted stories and show the authors changes for their approval. The authors will be involved throughout and will be shown successive proofs.

33. The three shortlisted stories will be published in the September 2019 issue (print and online).

34. ABR will edit the commended stories and show the authors changes for their approval.The three commended stories will appear in print and/or online later in 2019.

35.  Authorship of the shortlisted and commended stories will be fully acknowledged in the ABR print and online issues and in all related material.

36. Copyright in the shortlisted and commended stories resides with the authors. The shortlisted and commended entrants grant the Australian Book Review an exclusive licence to publish their winning stories in the relevant ABR issue (print and online edition) for three months from the date of first publication in the issue, and thereafter a non-exclusive licence indefinitely to publish in the relevant online issue.

37. If syndication or anthologisation of the winning stories is mooted, ABR will consult the winning authors for approval. The authors will receive 50% of any syndication fees and 100% of any anthology fees.

The Judging Process

38.  Judging is completely anonymous.

39.  The entrant’s name must not appear in the Word file or in the file name.

40.  Entries should not include personal dedications, as these might inadvertently reveal the entrant's identity. Dedications can be added following completion of the judging.

41.  The judges are Maxine Beneba Clare, John Kinsella, and Beejay Silcox.

42.  ABR will publish the shortlisted stories in the September 2019 issue and announce the overall winner at a special ceremony later that month. All entrants will be invited.

43.  The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into about the judgements or the judging process.

44. We are unable to provide feedback about individual entries.

45.   ABR reserves the right not to award a prize.

To be eligible, entrants must tick the declaration box on the online entry page

Declaration:

I hereby declare that the story entered in the Jolley Prize is my own work, has not been previously published or awarded, is not currently on offer to another publication or prize, and will not be so offered until after the announcement of the Jolley Prize in September 2019. I have read all the terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.