General Contest Terms and Conditions

  1. Competition closes 11:59PM EST on February 23rd, 2020.

  2. Stories over 4,000 words will not be considered.

  3. One submission per author.

  4. Entries must be an original work of the author.

  5. Author retains copyright of the submitted work, and grants nonexclusive rights for the story submitted to Bright21st for use in online, print and audio publishing.

  6. Winners will be notified once selected. All judging decisions are final.First and Second Prize winner will receive cash prize within 45 days of award notification.

  7. By entering any Bright21st contest, entrants agree to abide by each and all of these terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will be disqualified. Bright21st reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.

  8. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.

  9. Bright21st will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.