Entries must be 100 words maximum, be in English and be on the subject of “The Best Advice I Ever Had”. Entrants may submit a maximum of five entries. Entrants may withdraw entries by notification in writing up to the deadline date – the entry fee will not be refunded. The closing date for entries is midnight (UK time) on 31 July 2018 (postal entries postmarked June, but received later, will be accepted). Fee: £3.00 for each entry.
The competition is open to writers of 14 years old and over at the time of the closing date. Entries must be the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own. Entries must never have been published or self-published in any other competition.
Entries must be in English. Postal entries must be typed; single sided, with pages numbered and securely fastened with a staple to your Entry Form. Entries will not be returned so please retain a copy. Online entries can be made through our website at www.waverleycab.org.uk/online-entries. Amendments cannot be made to entries after they have been submitted. If entrants wish to correct errors they must submit a new entry, marked ‘Final Version’ on the title page, and enter again with payment of the entry fee.
Please ensure that you use the correct postage. If insufficient postage is used, your entry will be returned by the Post Office.
Rules as above but payment is by Paypal. Entries can be submitted using the form provided at www.waverleycab.org.uk/online-entries. You can submit your entry or entries using the Word facility provided or you can attach/upload your own Word document showing all entries using format Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Entry 4, Entry 5. The entrant must pay the correct fee based on the number of entries submitted. Please indicate using the buttons provided the number of entries you are submitting. A confirmation of your entry or entries will be emailed to you. Winners will be advised by email or telephone. For data protection, we will only keep your details for the purposes of this competition, unless you give us your explicit consent to hold your details for the sole purpose of telling you about the work of our charity and any local fundraising events we might be running. We will never give away, sell or diverge your contact information to any third parties.
Receipt of Entries
Postal entries – enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked ‘ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’ if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your entry.
Online entries will be confirmed by email receipt of your entry fee. Overseas entrants must send an international reply coupon.
Due to the number of entries only those entrants who have won or been shortlisted in the competition will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by mid-November it means your entry has not been selected.
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author but by submitting your entry into the competition Citizens Advice will have the unrestricted rights to publish the winning entries.
The following prizes will be awarded: 1st £200 2nd £100 3rd £ 50
The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. Judges are unable to comment on individual entries. Judging is fair and unbiased. Experienced readers assist the named judges in selecting the shortlists.
Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL, Chairman is a British songwriter, lyricist and musician, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Larry Westland CBE is a Trustee Director of Citizens Advice Waverley. He founded the world-renowned music charity Music for Youth and is a published poet.
Cllr Mrs. Liz Wheatley is a former Mayor of the Borough of Waverley and Mayor of Godalming Town and is Secretary of Godalming-Mayen Association.
John Jeffrey MBE is a Patron and former Chairman of The Meath Epilepsy Trust. As a young solicitor, he did voluntary work for the Marylebone Citizens Advice Bureaux in London.
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FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION