What Types of Prizes are Commonly Offered in Central Texas Contests?

According to the CREA, cash prizes are strictly prohibited. CREA defines money as coins, paper money or a negotiable instrument that is easily convertible into coins or paper money (see 2002 002 (1-a)). A certificate of deposit is also a prohibited prize. Savings bonds and prepaid or “stored value” credit cards, however, are not prohibited.

If you're looking for writing contests for high school students, there are plenty to choose from. The New York Public Library sponsors an award for any writer aged 35 or younger who can submit a novel or short story collection. The deadline for this award is usually in April each year. In the fiction category, students can submit a short piece of fiction, no longer than 5,000 words and not to a single space.

Any genre is accepted, including graphic novel or short story. Emerging artists aged 15 to 18, or from grades 10 to 12, are invited to apply for this award in various disciplines, including visual arts, writing and music, by submitting a portfolio of works. The winner is selected through a blind award process carried out by an independent panel of highly talented artists. American students from 9th to 12th grade, as well as students from the District of Columbia, USA.

UU. Territories or U. S. citizens attending school abroad or at home can submit an essay that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the United States in establishing peace in foreign countries.

The essay should be between 1,000 and 1,250 words long and answer three questions about U. foreign policy and national security. The Bill of Rights Institute also hosts a contest that asks students to answer the question: “What are the essential qualities of a citizen of their community in 21st century America?” in an essay of between 500 and 800 words. Texas Monthly reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest at any time and without notice.

Unless otherwise indicated, entries by mail must be sent only by first class mail from the United States (express mail and courier service are not allowed) addressed to Texas Monthly, Contest Entry (include the name of the contest), P. O. Box 1690 Austin TX 78767-1690 USA. When requesting a person to participate in the contest, declare that the person is a finalist, winner of a main prize, winner of the grand prize or winner or that a person has won, will win or receive prizes or uses words or phrases of similar meaning, unless the statement is true; Texas Monthly reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the prize awarded is unavailable for any reason.

CREA states that the organization must have the prize in its possession or property or must deposit a bond with the county clerk in which the drawing will be held for the full amount of the monetary value of the prize. No contest entity (i) makes any warranty or representation of any kind with respect to any prize and (ii) each contest entity disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The transfer, assignment or replacement of a prize is not allowed except that Texas Monthly reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event that an advertised prize is not available. Texas Monthly reserves the right to deny awarding a prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification as determined by Texas Monthly in its sole discretion.

Even if it is alleged to be due to total or partial negligence of Texas Monthly or another contest entity, Texas Monthly and other contest entities are not responsible for any problems affecting or resulting from participation or attempted participation in the contest. Of course you can also stop by Field and Streams, The Outdoorsman or Texas Gun Shop anytime between now and noon on Saturday of the contest. All contests will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Texas without reference to its conflict of laws principles. All monthly Texas contests will be described by electronic printed or promotional means and will be governed by these General Rules unless the Contest has specific contest rules developed for them.

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