Fancy yourself an author? Want to prove it? Don't want to pay an entry fee for a short story contest? If you answered yes to most of those things, then you are in the right place!
Akamaru Games officially announces its Super Short Story Contest! All you have to do is submit your name and a super short story (about 100 to 150 words) to: email@example.com.
Be sure to include "Super Short Story Contest" in the subject line!
The theme for this contest is fantasy heroism! We want to see heroes slaying dragons, vanquishing evil and posing heroically atop their fallen foes!
Write a very short fantasy story (about 100 to 150 words). Or 2. Or 500. We'll take all the stories you got!
Submit your story along with your name to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be accepted until July 31st, 2015.
A winner will be announced around August 15th, 2015.
Unfortunately we can only deliver the Grand Prize to people within the United States (it sucks, we know), but international entrants can still be elligible for the runner-up prize.
- All entries that our judges decide are "good" will be considered runners up and their submissions will be hidden within the game: Hero's Journey I: The First Step. In addition, your name will be included in the game credits!
- The Grand Prize Winner (as chosen by our judges) will also receive a special Hero's Medal which is probably worth a fortune in bragging rights, but of little other value.
Note: This is an approximation of what the grand prize won't look like.
BELOW IS BORING REQUIRED LEGAL STUFF THAT YOU PROBABLY WON'T READ
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The “Akamaru Games Very Short Story Contest” is sponsored Akamarugames.com (“Sponsor”)This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by anyone other than Akamaru Games. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not anyone else.
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
The contest begins at June 10, 2015 Noon EST and ends at July 31, 2015, 11:59 EST. (“Entry Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the contest by submitting any entries to email@example.com. Entrants include their name, e-mail address and a very short story (100-150 words) to participate in the contest. After submitting the very short story, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the contest.
You may enter as many times as you wish.
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. The best story will be selected by three judges selected by Akamaru Games.
The winners will be announced on or about August 15th, 2015 on or about noon EST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
Grand Prize: A Super Cool Hero's Medal, Entry included in the game (Hero's Journey 1: The First Step) and name in the credits of Hero's Journey 1: The First Step.
Runners-up: Entry included in the game (Hero's Journey 1: The First Step) and name in the credits of Hero's Journey 1: The First Step.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
This contest is sponsored by:
Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Contest Submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org