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Sharpen those pencils, fire up that laptop and get ready because we’ve got a challenge for you - the first-ever FHQ Newsletter fiction competition!
The theme for April is “Reset.” Any genre, from sci fi to horror, comedy to fantasy is allowed. You’ve got 1000 words to tell us your best story!
In addition to bragging rights and getting a chance to share your creative writing with fans, one winner will receive a two Premium Passes to an FXHQ Event in their city.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to residents of Canada (with the exception of Quebec), United States of America (50 states and the District of Columbia, excluding without limitation Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories and Possessions) who have reached the age of majority in their state, province or territory of residence as of the start of the Entry Period. Employees, directors, officers, agents and other representatives of Informa Pop Culture Ltd. (the “Sponsor”) are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations. VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting your writing (“your Fiction”), each entrant: (i) gives the Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display their Fiction, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes; (ii) waives all rights and moral rights in and to their Fiction in favor of the Sponsor, and their successors and assigns; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, partners and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Work must meet the following “Requirements”: Must be the original work of the entrant, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
Must not contain, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, any content that: is sexually explicit; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane, vulgar, offensive; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging or defamatory remarks about other people or companies; contains copyrighted materials owned by others; and/or violates any law or regulation; contains commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
By submitting their Fiction, entrant warrants and represents that they and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Fiction consent to the submission and use of the Fiction in the Contest, and the license to use the Fiction in accordance with these Official Rules. By submitting Fiction, entrant hereby grants permission for the Fiction to be posted in any format associated with the Sponsor including on social media and on the web properties owned by the Sponsor.
PRIZE: The value of the Prize varies based on the FHQ event selected, but ranges from $120 CAD to $170 CAD and $145 USD to $155 USD. All federal, state, provincial and local taxes associated with acceptance or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period and the quality of the Fiction submitted.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest. The Contest will be run in accordance with the Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor. Each entrant must comply with the Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood the Official Rules by participating in the Contest. The terms of the Contest, as set out in the Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter offer, except as set out herein. If any provisions of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Without limitation, the Released Parties will not be liable: for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry or Fiction to be received by the Sponsor for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; for printing or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Contest materials, misprints or errors in other Contest-related information, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other problems or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, processing errors, human errors or otherwise; or any combination of the above. Further, the Released Parties will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or data contained therein, related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.
The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or amend this Contest or these Official Rules for any reason, including in the event that an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules. In the event of termination, Sponsor will award the Prize as deemed fair and equitable, by the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province Ontario, Canada.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, CLAIMS, COSTS AND PAYMENTS FOR DAMAGES, LOSS, INJURY, OR DEATH, HOWEVER OCCURRING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST OR ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, THE PRIZE.
SPONSOR: Informa Pop Culture Ltd.