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Your Stories Terms and Conditions for under 16s

  1. The competition will be organised and administered by Scottish Book Trust (the 'Organisers').
  2. All submissions that meet the criteria will be featured on the Scottish Book Trust website for as long as the Entrant wishes. Entrants can contact info@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) to remove their submission from the website at any point.
  3. Submissions will not be considered for the final book distributed during Book Week Scotland 2022.
  4. Entrants must write a piece on the theme of Scotland's Stories. Stories should be true and can be about anything that Scotland's Stories means to the Entrant. Entries can be in different literary forms e.g. a story, poem, diary entry, song, letter etc. Participants are encouraged to use any of these forms.
  5. Entries must be no more than 1,000 words. The Organisers reserve the right to ask Entrants to edit any piece to comply with the word limit. The Organisers further reserve the right to copy edit and proofread entries to ensure the sense of the text.
  6. Entries must be typed, written in English, Gaelic or Scots and all stories must have a title.
  7. By submitting an entry, the entrant's parent/guardian are deemed to have given permission for the entry to be published free of charge as part of the opportunity.
  8. Entrants under the age of 13 must have a parent, teacher or guardian's consent before entering.
  9. Entrants can submit their stories from 1 April 2022. Unsolicited entries received before this date will not be considered.
  10. Entries must be submitted via this online Survey Monkey form(this will open in a new window).
  11. The Organisers will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering and evaluating this competition. Please see Scottish Book Trust's Privacy Policy for more information.
  12. The closing date for entries is midnight on 10 June 2022. Submissions received after this time will not be added to our website. Entries will not be returned so please remember to keep a copy.
  13. Entrants may only submit one entry.
  14. All entries must be the original work of the Entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Organisers accept no liability if Entrants ignore these rules and Entrants agree to fully indemnify the Organisers against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules. Any entries that infringe of the rights of any other party will be removed.
  15. All entries that make reference to, or quote, work other than that of the Entrant, must properly acknowledge this and the Organisers reserve the right not to publish any piece they feel does not do this.
  16. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive or any other unsuitable material. Entries must be suitable to be published by the Organisers to audiences of all ages. All entries are moderated and any that are unsuitable will not be published.
  17. We take seriously our safeguarding commitment to the young people (under 18yrs) whom we engage with through our opportunities. If an entry/submission by a young person to one of our opportunities causes us concern for their well-being, we may contact child welfare organisations or other relevant bodies for assistance in addressing this concern.
  18. By submitting your piece, you are acknowledging that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution. Scottish Book Trust reserves the right to remove pieces from their website if someone identifiable in a contribution objects to the way they are characterised.
  19. Entries must not contain anything which is calculated to bring the Organisers into disrepute.
  20. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant Scottish Book Trust a non-exclusive, perpetual licence to use their entry for publication in printed and digital format (including on the Scottish Book Trust website) as well as for any promotional purpose. If you do not wish your entry to be used for promotional purposes, please contact Scottish Book Trust.
  21. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions.
  22. The Organisers reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this opportunity at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on the Scottish Book Trust website.
  23. The Organisers, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, internet access, system or otherwise which may result in an entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
  24. Entries must not infringe any UK laws.
  25. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Scotland.