the following Rules and Regulations carefully before entering the contest:
- International entries from all countries are welcome. There are no limitations on age or nationality.
should consist of the contestant's own work and should not infringe any
copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
must carefully check audio files before entry. It is the entrants
responsibility to check that submitted recordings and files are playing
correctly before submitting their work. If faulty non playing recordings are
submitted, the entry will be marked void by the judges and there will be no
MUST be laid out as requested in the entry instructions. If any of the
information is incomplete or missing, the entry will be marked void by the
judges and there will be no refund.
changes may be made to song entries or to entrants details after submission.
This includes changes to song title, category, writer's name, audio file,
written lyrics and all and any other changes including the email contact
address. If a change is required the entrant must contact Words And Music
Festival to cancel the original entry, re enter the song again with the correct
details and pay another entry fee.
may enter as many songs as they wish and there is no limit on the number of
songs that may be entered. Entry fee is non-refundable.
are judged based on composition. The quality of performance, vocals and
production is not a consideration.
prizes are non-transferable and will be awarded to the first name as it appears
on the entry form. In the case of co-writers the fair division and distribution
of prizes among writers is the responsibility of the winners. Responsibility
for the fulfilment and delivery of first prize resides with the relevant
partner and sponsor and Words And Music Festival shall take no part in any
disputes therein arising. Words And Music Festival reserves the right in its
sole discretion to substitute any and all prizes with prizes of comparable value.
- It is
the entrants responsibility to provide correct contact details when entering
the contest and to ensure that they can receive emails from the contest. Prizes
and emails will be sent to the contact email address supplied on entry. If the
contestant does not see or receive prizes or notifications or emails because
they provided an incorrect email address, or because they failed to check their
spam folder, or because their email account is over limit, or because they have
a spam blocking system in place that requires verification from the sender, or
because they failed to check their emails, or for any other reason, Words and
Music Festival will bear no responsibility or liability.
contest's obligations to entrants are to judge each song, publish the
results online, list the winning writers and the winning songs and oversee the
allocation of the winners' prizes and no other services are provided or
implied. The contest does not supply or offer individual critiques of songs
in the Words and Music Festival Songwriting Contest constitutes permission to
use winners' names, likenesses, recordings, videos and voices for promotional
and publicity purposes on Words and Music Festivals own websites and on other
third party websites and in publicity and promotional materials and press
releases. This permission can be withdrawn by the entrant at any time upon
retain full song ownership rights and all copyrights to all songs submitted.
Entering the contest does not in any way affect the writers' ownership of their
may have multiple co-writers. All co-writers' names should be entered on the
entry form. Co-writers names should be separated by a slash and space (eg:
first writer / second writer / third writer) to ensure that names appear
entry fee covers the administration costs involved in receiving and processing each
entry and preparing each entry for the judging panels and is non-refundable.
top 3 entries will be offered the opportunity to perform their song at the
Words & Music Festival 2017. All costs relating to said performance
including, but not limited to, travel and transportation, accommodation fees,
equipment hire, personnel and management shall be borne by the entrant. Words
and Music festival will not be liable for any direct costs or associated
costs relating to the performance.
judges decisions are final and binding and entrants agree by entering the
contest to accept and abide by the judges decisions. The competition
reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or substitute Judges at any
time BEFORE the closing date of the competition. There shall be no
substitutions once the competition closes for reasons of impartiality and
fairness except in the case of force majeur.
participating in the contest entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by
any subsequent published revisions of these rules and by the decisions of Words
And Music Festival which are final in all matters relating to the contest.
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