Writing Award General Rules

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Please read the rules for the Writing Award.

  1. The Page Turner 2020 Writing Award is an international contest and open to global submissions.
  2. The contest is open to entrants 18 or older.
  3. All submissions, booking details and payments are final, and NO refunds will be issued.
  4. Each entry is judged by the work, and the words, not by anything else.
  5. All manuscript submissions must be submitted with the details from the HOW TO ENTER tab.
  6. This award is about your writing.
  7. At the time of submission and for the duration of the contest, the entered manuscript must remain the writer’s property.
  8. Submissions MUST be the sole property of the writer or writers.
  9. Submission MUST be your own original work, story and characters. Any submissions of existing literary characters and or stories not in the public domain, as well as any stories from television or film that the writer does not own will be disqualified.
  10. All entries will be read.
  11. No feedback is given, unless you opt for our editor's feedback or for the Readers Feedback optional extras.
  12. Submissions previously optioned are NOT allowed.
  13. Page Turner Awards Judges will utilize whatever criteria they deem appropriate in deciding a winner.
  14. All manuscripts will remain the property of the writer or writers throughout the contest. At no point will any of the judges do anything more with your work without your consent.
  15. Entrants may be contacted from a representative of Page Turner Awards in regard to representation, production, or a possible option of the entered work.
  16. Judges are under no obligation to represent any entries.
  17. By entering, you agree to receive emails from us and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  18. By entering and being short-listed, you agree to allow Page Turner Awards to share details if your manuscript.
  19. Shortlisted entrants agree to provide the full and completed manuscript and share that with the judges.
  20. Page Turner Awards reserves the right to change or modify these rules and terms and conditions at any time without notice. 
  21. By entering and paying for your submission, you accept our Terms and Conditions.