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THE CRITICAL JUNIOR POET’S AWARD CONTEST GUIDELINES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS

THE CRITICAL JUNIOR POET’S AWARD CONTEST GUIDELINES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS

 
Before submitting, please make sure that you read, and that you satisfy, the terms of
these guidelines as set forth herein (collectively, the “CJP Award Contest Guidelines”).
 

About Critical Junior Poet’s Award

 
The Critical Junior Poet’s Award was established to foster an interest in poetry in
students between the ages of 13 and 18, and provides a basis for recognition and
encouragement of outstanding student interest and achievement in the art of poetry.
 

The Prizes

Subject to all terms and guidelines of the Critical Junior Poet’s Award contest, the
winner of the 2015 Critical Junior Poet’s Award will receive the following:

  • • A $100 prize,
  • • $20 iTunes card,
  • • A CD of master poets reading their works,
  • • Publication of at least one of his/her winning works in the Fall 2015
       issue of The Critical Pass Review, and
  • • One free, digital copy of that issue.

 

The Recognition

  • • Each entrant’s school will receive a free digital, two-issue subscription to
       The Critical Pass Review, including the issue in which the winner’s
       work is published and the preceding issue.
  • • The winner of the Critical Junior Poet’s Award may cite the award as an
       accolade in publication submissions to publishers and in college
       applications alike.
  • • In some cases, with the winner’s consent, The Critical Pass Review
       elects to run a bio or interview with the winner in the same issue as the
       winner’s work is featured.

 

Other Contest Perks

  • • Access to our poetry resources library,
  • • Hands-on mentoring from our editorial staff (you will receive comments from
       our editors, who are very dedicated to working with you to improve
       your work and to foster a deep interest in the poetry craft), and
  • • The ability to rework your submissions as many times as you like before the
       submission deadline.

 

Contest Submission Restrictions

 
We accept only previously unpublished work. You must be between the ages of 13 and 18. All submissions are final subject to revisions and resubmissions.
 

How to Submit

 
When you are submitting poetry, please group up to three (3) poems in a single document (for a maximum of six pages) and then upload your submission. Please do not submit your poems individually. While you will be permitted to submit revised works, ultimately you may submit a total of 3 poems (for a maximum of 6 pages) for final consideration.
 
There is no entry fee for the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest.
 

Submission Deadlines & Award Decision Date

 
Our reading period for the Critical Junior Poet’s Award contest begins on
November 1, 2014 with all submissions due by February 15, 2015. The Critical Junior
Poet’s Award is an editors’ choice award and will be judged by the editors of The
Critical Pass Review
at their sole discretion, with a decision announced on April 15, 2015.
 

Verification

 
Before adjudging any individual the winner of the Critical Junior Poet’s Award, we reserve the right to verify that the entrant is a minor, by contacting that individual’s school and/ or requesting from the individual, documentation of that individual’s age satisfactory to our Editor-in-Chief. In entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) (as applicable in your case), agree that you may be disqualified from the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest in the event that you are not younger than 18 years of age or in the event that, you fail, despite our request, to allow us to obtain and/or to provide us with documentation necessary to obtain and/or to provide us with (as applicable per the given request), documentation of your age that is satisfactory to us in our sole discretion. Nothing in this paragraph or these CJP Award Contest Guidelines shall be construed to create a duty on our part to verify the age of any entrant or entrants to the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, including, without limitation, any entrant who may win the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest.
 

Publication and Permission:

 
There will be one winner of the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest for a given year in which the Critical Junior Poet’s Award is awarded. In entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, each entrant represents that he/she has informed his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) (as applicable in his/her case) of his/her intention to enter the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest and is entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest with the full and unconditional permission of his parent(s)/guardian(s) (as applicable). In entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, each entrant represents that he/she has informed his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) (as applicable) of his/her intention to enter the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest and is entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest with the full and unconditional permission of his parent(s)/guardian(s) (as applicable) to his/her (the entrant’s) being mentored, including, without limitation, via electronic communications, with respect to poetry writing and/or his/her poetry draft and/or final submission(s) to the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest. In entering the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, each entrant agrees that before any work of the winner of The Critical Junior Poet’s Award can be published in an issue of The Critical Pass Review, the winner and the winner’s parent(s) or guardian(s), as applicable, must sign The Critical Pass Review’s agreement assigning first publishing rights to the winning work to be published to The Critical Pass Review for publication in an issue of The Critical Pass Review and publication on www.criticalpassreview.com. The Critical Pass Review acquires First North American Serial Rights to published works, which means that copyright for any works published in The Critical Pass Review revert to the author upon publication. As part of the journal’s publication contract, we request and obtain your permission to feature published works or excerpts on The Critical Pass Review‘s website and in its advertising. Each entrant further agrees that any delays in signing the agreement conferring publishing rights in the winning work may result in publication in a later issue of The Critical Pass Review and that any refusal by the winner and/or the winner’s parent(s)/guardian(s) (as applicable) to sign The Critical Pass Review’s agreement for assignment of publishing rights may preclude publication of the winning work.
 

Reservation of Rights:

 
The owner(s) of The Critical Pass Review reserve all intellectual property rights in and to the Critical Junior Poet’s Award and the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest, including, without limitation copyright, trademark, and servicemark rights. Except as otherwise provided expressly in these CJP Award Contest Guidelines, no use of the Critical Junior Poet’s Award or the Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest or the results thereof shall be made for commercial purposes or other purposes without the express written consent of the owner(s) of The Critical Pass Review.