Who can enter? All DavesGarden.com members, excluding employees and regular contributors to the Articles section.
What should I write about? This year, we're shaking things up a bit and encouraging the poets among us. Since William Shakespeare was one of the most poetic writers of all time, we're calling this contest is "A Rose by Any Other Name" and celebrating his birth month of April 1564. All eligible submissions must be in English, not previously published or produced at the time of submission, and should not exceed 800 words. You may enter up to three separate submissions. All submissions must be the author's original work (clearly identified short excerpts from authoritative sources are allowed.)
How do I enter? To enter, simply submit an article using the Article Submission Form. ALL CONTEST ENTRIES MUST HAVE "2017 WRITE-OFF" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. For example, if the name of your article is "My Grandmother's Roses", enter the title as "2017 Write-Off: My Grandmother's Roses. You must include at least one photo; it can be your own, or one from a free public source such as Morguefile.com. You may add up to three photos with your submission. Please review your submission carefully before submitting; once it is submitted you will not be able to retrieve it to modify it. You may contact the DG helpdesk if your entry requires a revision after it has been submitted.
When will the contest take place? Submit your entry between April 18, 2017 and 11:59 pm on May 4, 2017. The top three submissions and will be chosen by DG admins and writers. Finalists will be notified on May 8, 2017 and asked to provide a short bio and 250x250 photo to accompany your article. The winning poems will be published on May 15, 2016 and available for comments and informal voting by the entire DG membership. The voting and comment period will end on May 22, 2016.
What can I win? The author of the article receiving the most positive "votes" and comments will win a one-year subscription to DG. The second place and third place winners will receive a two-month subscription to DG. All three winning articles will be featured in our weekly newsletter. Runner-up articles selected by Dave's Garden admin and writers may be run as special articles over the next several weeks.
Additional contest rules
By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless DavesGarden.coms, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of your participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
Contest winners will be notified by Dave's Garden Admin. A list of the winners will be found on this page and in the Article section. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results.
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