What's that Sound? Poetry Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of entry.

The entry period commences on 30th June and closes at 5pm Monday 15th August 2022. (“Entry Period”).

Judging for Adult, Young Adult and Child categories will be completed by 22nd August 2022

To enter, entrants must, during the Entry Period: Complete the entry form which is available at all Dunedin Public Libraries. Postal entries should be entered online at www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/whats-on/competitions

Entries close at 5pm on Monday, 15th August 2022.

Late entries will not be entered into the competition.

All entries must be typed.

Entries open to all residents of Otago-Southland, defined as south of the Waitaki River.

Entries are open to all ages, and there are three age categories: 5 – 12; 13 – 18; 19+

Entrants are responsible for selecting their appropriate category.

Entries must be an original poem of the entrant, must fit within an A4 piece of paper when printed, must not have been previously published for payment, and must not infringe the copyright of any other person All poems must be original to the person on the entry form and unpublished (the poem has not previously been published for payment or published as a winning entry in a previous competition). We will, however, accept entries that have previously been submitted to other competitions provided they have not been awarded a prize or been published.

By submitting an entry, entrants agree and acknowledge that their name and photo may appear on www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz and in the e-magazine NB (November 2022 issue)

Entrants will send in a copy of their poem with the understanding that no entry will be returned. Due to the volume of entries, we cannot acknowledge all entries to the competition. We will only make contact with competition finalists.

Entrants are responsible for all content submitted as part of their entry (“Content”). The Promoter shall not be liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by law. Entrants warrant and agree that any Content they submit will not be offensive, unlawful or fraudulent and will not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights.

Each entrant agrees to indemnify, and keep indemnified, the Promoter against all claims, demands, costs (including legal costs on a solicitor and client basis), losses, expenses and damages arising out of the Content they submit and their participation in the competition

First, Second and Third Prize winners will be selected from each category.

Winners will be publicly announced and prizes presented at our Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day event on Friday 26th August 2022 between 6pm and 8pm, at the Dunedin City Library. Winners will be invited to read their poem on collection of their prize or may choose for their poem to be read on their behalf.

Short lists will be announced on Monday, Aug 22. All shortlisted entrants are invited to the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Event

Shortlisted entrants will not be funded for travel or accommodation to attend the official prize-giving. However, they will be provided with free tickets to the event as part of their prize pack. If unable to attend, arrangements will be made for winning prizes to be collected by, or delivered to, the winner.

The Judge(s) for the competition will be chosen by the Promoter in its sole discretion (“Judges”). The winning entries in each category will be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion.

Each winner of a prize will be the entrant in whose name the winning entry was submitted. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any disputes arising in relation to the distribution of any prize

Entries which are illegible, incomplete, partial or substantially damaged, reproduced or altered may be deemed invalid by the Promoter

The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant and/or refuse to award any prize if the Promoter considers (in its absolute discretion and without giving reasons) an entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions or acted in a fraudulent or otherwise dishonest manner

The Promoter will not be liable in any way for its inability to receive or review an entry due to any equipment malfunction, act of God or other circumstance outside of the Promoters’ control

To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter will not be liable in any way for failure of receipt, loss or damage of any competition entry

The Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prizes are not transferable exchangeable or redeemable for cash

The Promoter reserves the right (in its absolute discretion and without giving reasons) not to award prizes. The terms and conditions of this competition may be amended from time to time by employees of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right (in its absolute discretion and without giving reasons) to discontinue the competition at any stage

To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter will not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, in negligence) for any loss, damage or injury, (including special, indirect or consequential loss) suffered or sustained in connection with any person’s participation in this competition or in respect of any person claiming/winning/using any prize

The Promoters of this competition are Dunedin Public Libraries and Otago-Southland branch of NZ Society of Authors