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Thank you for your interest in FOA.PLUS live writing contest. These terms of use provides important information regarding the Contest so please read them carefully.

Short description: 5 rounds, begins with a detailed prompt provided the day before the contest. Each round’s submission is 300-600 words or more. 1 winner per round and that winner’s submission gets added to the story. The contest winner is the one who gets his/her suggestions contributed to the story the most. First round is the most important round because that’ll set the stage and tone of the story. 1st place prize $50, 2nd most contributed $25 and 3rd place $10. More rounds you win, the more the story has your voice thus making you the winner of the contest.

The live writing contest (Contest) is operated and promoted by FOA.PLUS (Future of Authoring, Apprenticeship & Academia) By entering this Contest, you agree to these terms of use.

1. The Contest

Every weekend, FOA.PLUS will send a newsletter that has the writing prompt of the contest along with video explanation for the week.

Writers then will participate in 5 rounds of writing and winner of each round accumulates 1 point. Each round submission should be between 300 to 600 words and written in English. Then each submission per round gets voted by the readers and participants to determine the winner. If, in case, there is a tie or no votes counted, FOA.PLUS holds the right to determine the winner of the round.

Each consecutive round adds and continues on from the previous winner’s writing and so on. After 5 rounds, we will count who contributed the most to the collected work and the winners will be determined.

FOA.PLUS is not responsible for the content submitted to the Contest.

2. The Prizes

The prizes for each winners are:

  1. $50 USD, to be delivered via PayPal
  2. $25 USD, to be delivered via PayPal
  3. $10 USD, to be delivered via PayPal

There is no alternative prize and prizes are not transferable. We may alter arrangements or prizes at our sole discretion. Any prize not collected will be forfeited.

3. Entering the Contest

All Entries must be the original work of the author and must not infringe the rights of any other party. FOA.PLUS accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these Terms of Use, and entrants agree to indemnify FOA.PLUS against any claim by any third party arising from any breach of these terms of use.

While submissions can include mature themes and language, submissions must not contain defamatory, obscene, graphic, explicit, offensive, or any other such unsuitable material. FOA.PLUS reserves the right to disqualify Entries containing such matter.

Each entrant retains the copyright to their entry but grants, represents, and warrants a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to store, publish, and otherwise use the entry on any platforms, in accordance with these Terms of Use, and as otherwise necessary to
fulfill the delivery of the prize and facilitation of the Contest.

If your story is selected as Winner, you may still publish the story elsewhere, but the publication must include:

  • the relevant prompt;
  • acknowledgment to FOA.PLUS for providing the prompt that inspired the story.
    This acknowledgment should be in the form of a mention, and in the case of a digital publication, a “dofollow” link back to https://foa.plus/contest/.

By submitting an entry, you agree that FOA.PLUS may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge, or translate the entry for the purposes listed in these terms and conditions.

You grant permission to FOA.PLUS to use your name and entry for promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.