MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The GPB - PBS KIDS Writers Contest (the “Contest” or “Promotion”) is produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting and based on the Reading Rainbow® Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a concept developed by WNED. The Contest begins on January 15, 2018, and ends on March 31, 2018. This Contest consists of one round of judging. To enter the Contest you may submit your entry to Georgia Public Broadcasting, Attn: Writers Contest, 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. All entries to the Independent Pool must be postmarked by March 31, 2018, to be eligible. These Contest rules are subject to modification by GPB at its discretion. This Contest is void where prohibited. This Contest is sponsored and coordinated by GPB located at 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Eligibility & Entry Guidelines
Word Count Requirement
Format & Illustrations
Official Entry Form
Judging, Awards & Notification
All entries submitted to the Contest will be judged using the judging criteria and percentages below by a panel of no fewer than 3 judges selected and coordinated by GPB. Judging will occur on or about April 1st through April 20th. The judging criteria and percentages shall be scored and graded using a rubric based on the following criteria as follows:
All decisions of the judges are final and binding and not subject to appeal or review. Winners will be as follows: (1) the entry with the highest score from among all eligible entries received per grade will be deemed the First Place winners; (2) the entry the second to the highest score from among all eligible entries received per grade will be deemed the Second Place winners (3) the entry with the third to the highest score from among all eligible entries received per grade will be deemed the Third Place winners. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in the creativity and originality category from among all tying entries will be deemed the winner from among all tying entries. Winners will be notified on or before April 31, 2018.
Four (4) First Place Winners (One (1) First Place Winner Per Grade). Four (4) Second Place Winners (One (1) Second Place winner per grade). Four (4) Third Place Winners (One (1) Third Place winner per grade). Three (3) STEAM winners. GPB reserves the right to substitute any prize for a prize of equal or greater value, at the sole discretion of GPB. Potential winners will be notified by Sponsor on or about April 31st for winner verification. Prize recipients must allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks from notification to delivery. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-substitutable, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Return of Entries
The Contest administrators will make every effort, but are not required, to return mailed entries only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope of an appropriate size. GPB is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, incomplete, returned, or illegible entries, or postage-due mail.
Rights Associated with Contest
Submission of the Entry Form constitutes permission from the participant’s parent/legal guardian for GPB and PBS/WNED to use the participants’ name, likeness, biographical information, information and materials contained in the Entry Form, photographs, and any statements or remarks made about the Contest in advertising and promotion without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. All entries, and any copyrights therein, become the sole property of GPB and PBS/ WNED. By entering, entrants’ parent/legal guardian agree to abide by the above stated rules, and warrant that their child’s/ward’s entry is their original work and does not infringe upon or violate rights of any third party, and grant to GPB and PBS/WNED the right to edit, publish, promote, and otherwise use their entry materials without permission, notice or compensation. No royalties will be paid at this or any time. By submitting an entry and Entry Form, each participant’s parent/legal guardian, on behalf of the participant, agrees to assign all right, title, and interest in and to the entry and Entry Form to GPB and PBS/WNED and warrants that the participant’s parent/legal guardian has the authority to assign such right, title, and interest. In the event that any applicable law requires certain formalities to be fulfilled to effectuate such grant of rights, each participant (and parent or guardian) agrees to cooperate with GPB and/or PBS/WNED to achieve fulfillment of such formalities. By submitting an Entry Form, each participant’s parent/legal guardian, on behalf of participant, agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules. Each participant’s parent/legal guardian, on behalf of the participant, agrees to release and hold GPB and PBS/WNED, and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, parent companies, or other affiliated companies harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities arising out of participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance or claiming of any prize hereunder. GPB and PBS/WNED reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend or otherwise cancel the Contest at any time. Income and all other taxes are the responsibility of the prize recipient. GPB and PBS/WNED are not responsible for any expenses incurred in connection with participation in the Contest.
Sponsor: Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318