Sunday Star Times 2021 News Contest – Terms and Conditions
Registrations for 2021 Sunday Star-Times news competitions are open. Now in their 38th year, the awards are among New Zealand’s most prestigious and established writing awards. The competition has helped launch the careers of many renowned writers.
In association with the Milford Foundation and Penguin Random House, this year’s prize pool is $ 9,000, with $ 6,000 awarded to the winner of the open category. It is also an opportunity for writers to receive critical comments and to publish the winning story in the Sunday Star-Times and on Thing. Judges this year are acclaimed writers Patricia Grace, Rosetta Allan, Megan Dunn and Amy McDaid.
Below are the terms and conditions for participating in 2021 Sunday Star-Times news contest. You should read them before uploading your entry here.
• Open division – limit of 3000 words.
• Emerging Maori Writer – 3000 word limit (open to any author who identifies as Maori and has not previously published a book).
• Emerging Writer Pasifika – 3000 word limit (open to any author who identifies as Pasifika and does not already have a published book).
• Under 25 Division – 2,000 word limit
Registration closes on October 22, 2021 at midnight. Winners will be announced in December and a selection of winning works will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff.
Writers can only fit into one of the emerging Maori or Pasifika categories, not both. The winners of these two categories are automatically eligible to win the major prize of $ 6,000.
By entering this contest, you warrant to us that you are the sole author of the submission and that it is completely original to you (excluding any third party quotation, the source of which you clearly indicate).
If you have any questions, please contact us by email: [email protected]
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE 2021:
Information on how to enter and the prizes that form part of the “Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2021 (the“ Promotion ”) are set out in these terms and conditions (“ Terms ”). By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Terms.
Employees and their immediate families of Stuff Limited (“Stuff”) and associated sponsors, and their immediate families are not eligible to participate. Entrants must have a New Zealand bank account for cash prize purposes.
The competition starts at 12:01 am Sunday 19 October 2021 and firm 11:59 p.m. Friday 22 October 2021 (“The Contest period”). There will be one winner for each of the following four categories: Open Category, Emerging Maori Writer, Emerging Pasifika Writer, and Under 25 Category. Participants in the Under 25 category must be under 25 at the end of the competition on October 22, 2021. Participants in the Emerging Maori and Emerging Pasifika categories will automatically be entered in the open category. Finalists will be contacted by phone or email using the contact details provided. The winners will be announced in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff.co.nz. Unsuccessful participants will not be contacted. The judges’ decision regarding the winners is final and no correspondence will be exchanged.
How to enter
Entrants must visit the contest entry page during the contest period and complete the form, including required details, and submit their news in the word limit. The maximum length of entries in the open category is 3000 words. There is no age limit for registrations. Your story can be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. The maximum length for entries in the Under 25 category is 2000 words.
A person cannot submit more than one entry per category. Once an entry is submitted, it is final. Registration cannot be withdrawn and no changes can be made. Entries should not contain photographs or illustrations. Stories must be the original work of the contestant alone, and no entry may be published or broadcast elsewhere, or submitted for publication or broadcast elsewhere, or enter any other contest. until after December 31, 2021. Only registrations received through the online registration form are eligible. Once an entry is received, no further publication permission will be requested; the author is responsible for the legal implications of any published work. Copyright in all entries submitted remains with the entrant. However, Thing and Penguin Random House New Zealand have the right to publish award-winning and highly recommended manuscripts free of charge.
The Open Division prize is $ 6,000, sponsored by Penguin Random House and the Milford Foundation, and judged by Rosetta Allan.
The Under-25 Division Prize is $ 1,000, sponsored by the Milford Foundation and judged by Megan Dunn.
The Emerging Maori Writer Award is $ 1,000, sponsored by the Milford Foundation and judged by Patricia Grace
The Emerging Writer Pasifika Prize is $ 1,000, sponsored by the Milford Foundation and judged by Amy McDaid.
The winning entries will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Thing.
The promoter is Stuff New Zealand Limited, Level 7, Spark Central, 42-52 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
The Promoter’s decision regarding the winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize is not transferable or exchangeable.
By entering the Promotion, winners agree to their names, photos and entries being published in Stuff publications and online platforms.
Promotion entries (but not copyright thereof) become the property of Stuff and its promotional partners, who will keep any personal information they hold about entrants confidential and will not disclose it to third parties. .
By agreeing “yes” to receiving promotional information on the entry form, participants in the promotion authorize Stuff and Penguin Random House to enter their personal information into a database for the purpose of contacting them directly about any other. Stuff publication or special offer from a promotional partner. offers, samples and other promotions. In accordance with the 1993 Privacy Protection Act, participants have the right to access and correct any personal information.
The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of claims and to determine the eligibility of participants (including the identity of a participant) and to disqualify any entry or refuse to award a prize when false or misleading details were provided by a participant. , or when a participant has behaved in a fraudulent or dishonest manner, or otherwise than in accordance with these terms and conditions or the spirit of the promotion.
Stuff and its agencies and associated companies will not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, negligence) for any loss or damage suffered (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss) or any loss or damage or bodily injury. suffered or suffered in connection with the promotion, with the exception of any liability which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter is not responsible for the tax implications that may result from a gain.