Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship

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Terms & Conditions


-All entries must be original works, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. Mynd Matters Publishing retains one-time, non-exclusive publication rights to the Grand Prize and honorable mention winning entries to be published in a Mynd Matters feature or publication. Note: any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published. Anything posted online by a third party is considered to be published.

-Submissions should be typed (Times, Garamond, Arial), 12 pt font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins and not exceed 1500 words. The title page should include the author’s first and last name, title of the essay, and grade.

-I hereby warrant that I have read the entry rules in full and understand them in full.

-I attest that, to the best of my knowledge, this entry (“the Work”) is the original work of the party listed in the entry submission and that I have full power and authority to enter the submission under the terms outlined herein. I confirm that the author of the Work is between the ages of seven and fourteen and living in Peach County in the state of Georgia on the date of March 16, 2018.

-I verify that Work provided is free of matter that is libelous, an invasion of privacy, or is in any other way unlawful. I further warrant that the Work does not infringe upon any statutory copyright, common-law literary right, or proprietary right of any third party, and that, where applicable, I have secured any necessary permission for use of third party material incorporated in the Work for Mynd Matters, LLC, (the “Sponsoring Organization”) as outlined herein.

-I hereby grant the Sponsoring Organization publication rights to the winning entries, to be published in a Mynd Matters publication, which may be promoted, distributed, and sold. Mynd Matters also has the non-exclusive right to reproduce, display, promote, and distribute winning entries in digital form, including but not limited to the Sponsoring Organization’s websites, databases, or as part of downloadable digital products associated with Mynd Matter’s competitions. The Sponsoring Organization warrants that it shall include in all uses of the Work an attribution, in house style, based upon the contributor information provided.