|The 2012 Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship
Competition for College Students
are directed to "Literary
Contests -- Facts and
Fakes" by Victoria
Strauss, which can be
read by clicking here.
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|The Annual Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarships for College Students
Rules & Regulations for 2012
1. Avar Press is seeking to recognize, encourage, and reward scholarship among college
students by offering the Avar Press Xen Literary Essay Scholarships (hereafter known as the
Scholarship), seeking essays, as follows:
2. Topic: all essays must be non-fiction and original work, analyzing a single aspect of D.J.
Solomon's Xen: Ancient English Edition, ISBN 0976066009, Avar Press, 2004. Entrants may
choose any topic that analyzes a single aspect of Xen. The use of the essay as part of the
writer's routine school work in any capacity is permitted.
3. Eligibility: the Scholarship is open to all college students who are matriculated at the time of
entry, anywhere in the world, irrespective of citizenship or place of study.
4. The Scholarship is not open to any persons, or their relatives, previously or currently affiliated
with Avar Press in any capacity.
5. There is no entry fee to the writer or parents/guardians whatsoever. No funds will be solicited
by Avar Press now or at any time in the future with regard to this Scholarship.
6. Copyright of each essay remains with the writer, whether winning or not. Avar Press will not
be able to use any essay without future written permission from the writer, except as stated below
in Rule #11, for winning essays regarding publication.
7. Submissions must be 1250-1500 words and must be submitted by e-mail to
email@example.com, as part of the message, NOT as an attachment; no attachments will
be opened. The entrant's full name, address, name & address of college, level of study, planned
year of graduation, and major will also be required as part of the text message and all submissions
must be in English. The subject for the e-mail should be: "College essay for Xen scholarships
2012." By submitting an entry, the applicant explicitly attests to his or her having read and be
bound by the 2012 college level rules and regulations for the Scholarship.
8. An official transcript from the registrar's office must be forwarded to and received by Avar
Press at P.O. Box 1993, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA, postmarked by the deadline for an entry to be
complete and warrant reading and consideration; this must be done at the entrant's expense. The
entrant's actively enrolled status at the institution must be discernible in English; this is merely for
documentation purposes since grades and course of study are otherwise of no significance in the
9. If the writer is younger than 18 (eighteen) years old at the time of entry, submissions must also
include a printed copy of this agreement (Scholarship form), which can be printed by clicking here
for a printer friendly version, and must be signed by the writer as well as by a legal guardian or
parent . Copies of this Scholarship form are available over the Internet as well as from Avar
Press, P.O. Box 1993, Whiteville, NC 28472, by sending a self addressed stamped envelope
along with your request.
10. Deadline: each essay must be received by e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as well
as the transcript sent to the Avar Press postal box by January 31, 2012. Avar Press maintains no
responsibility for entries or transcripts not received; confirmation of receipt of the essay as well as
the transcript will be provided by e-mail.
11. Publication of the essays will be on the xenbook.com website, upon timely announcement of
the winners, which should be on or about March 31, 2012. Citations of this publication may be
used by the winners in any fashion they choose. Avar Press may, at its sole discretion, choose to
publish one or more of the essays in a future paper printing of Xen, either as part of a forward,
addendum, or errata, or as a separate text of literary criticism, or in another electronic or digital
format, always with appropriate attribution to the writer, without further compensation in any
fashion. The writer expressly grants Avar Press this permission by participating with a submission.
12. Cash awards: there will be 3 winners: first place, second place, third place; they will be
awarded as such, published as such, and each winner will receive $1000.00, $750.00, or $500.00,
respectively, in US funds. These cash prizes will be payable to the winner and will be unrestricted.
13. Judging: the essays will be judged by the editorial staff of Avar Press; their decisions are
final. No discussion of or rationale for their decisions will be warranted, required, or forthcoming.
Judging will be based on originality and detail of the analysis. Entries must be non-fiction and
must not be a critique or book report. Caveat.
14. All entries and transcripts become the property of Avar Press, cannot be returned to the
writer, but will be destroyed by routine office shredder; the copyright of all essays, winning or not,
remains with the respective writer.
15. Winners agree to a brief telephone interview and/or completion of a brief questionnaire from
16. Questions concerning the Scholarship may be directed to Avar Press, P.O. Box 1993,
Whiteville, NC 28472, USA but are best directed to email@example.com.
17. Avar Press is not responsible for any essays received in any damaged or compromised
condition for whatever reason.
18. While seeking to reward scholarship, Avar Press must maintain the position that only
outstanding essays will be awarded first, second, and third prizes. Avar Press reserves the right
to reward only two, one, or even none of the essays, at its sole discretion.
19. This Scholarship competition is void where prohibited.
|Avar Press grants the unrestricted downloading, printing, copying, and/or
distribution of this Statement of Xen Literary Essay Scholarship, so long as it is
done in its entirety, without any alteration and with this permission statement.