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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  1. The applicant must be within 15 and 17 years age range on the last day of the week long bursary, 10 July 2020 (i.e. the applicant must have been born on or between 10 July 2005 and 9 July 2002).
  2. To participate in the programme, you must reside and study on the island of Ireland.
  3. All work entered must be the applicant’s original work.
  4. The adjudicator’s decision will be final. No discussion will be entered into with any of the submitted applicants with regard to the judges’ decision.
  5. Applicants must have email accounts in order to submit their work for consideration, because submissions can only be received on the MoLI website. MoLI will not accept written/postal applications. If you are having technical difficulties with the online registration system, please contact [email protected]. In the email, include your name, contact information, and name and address of your school. 
  6. Note to Parents/Guardians: In line with MoLI’s Child Protection and Welfare Policy, we cannot accept any work which does not give consent from a parent/guardian. This gives us consent to read the works from applicants and duly contact them regarding their submissions. During the selection process, jurors do not have access to the applicants personal information, whether submitted with an entry or otherwise.
  7. Applicants who submit works to the Bursary will retain any intellectual property rights they have in their works, including copyright. This means, for example, an applicant can submit the same work to other programs or contests, retain the work in a portfolio, and license it to others for non-exclusive publication.
  8. To run the Bursary, MoLI needs to be able to do certain things with the applicant’s works, such as copying, editing, and displaying them to process and judge submissions, award prizes, and publicise. To do these things, we need permission from the applicant. When an applicant submits work to the Bursary, the applicant gives MoLI permission to use that work in a wide variety of ways, without further permission or approval from the applicant as part of MoLI’s mission to promote creative self-expression among young people. Formally, this means the applicant grants MoLI a license to use, copy, change, publish, publicly perform, distribute, exhibit, or add to the work. This license is perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, and non-exclusive (with the right to sublicense). MoLI can use the work in any media, including online.
  9. The applicant also gives us permission to use their name, photograph or other image of themselves, biographical information, and live and taped interviews, appearances, or performances given or made by the applicant in connection with the Bursary, including promotion of the Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary. 
  10. We will give the applicant credit when we use their submission in a public way, unless there is a practical reason why we cannot, such as formatting, or if the work is being used in a medium where no individual credits are given. Also, if we mistakenly do not give the applicant credit in any given situation, if they let us know, we will try to correct that for similar uses in the future.
  11. We will not pay the applicant for their submission or our use of their submission.
  12. We may include the applicant’s work in our MoLI publications. We will not license their work to others to publish the work under their name for their own commercial gain.
  13. Materials Return We will not be able to return any work submitted for consideration.  
  14. Copyright & Plagiarism All work submitted for the Bursary must be original, meaning the applicant creates the work, based on your own ideas. By submitting work to the Bursary, the applicant agrees that they created it and did not copy it from any other person, business, school, or organisation. Any work that infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights will be disqualified. The applicant, not MoLI, are responsible for getting any necessary consents or releases from people or for any places or property depicted in the applicant’s work.
  15. Violations MoLI may revoke an applicant’s participation in the Bursary and take back or cancel any awards made by us, if we determine that a submission does not meet the requirements of these Participation Terms or other applicable policies (for example, any policies that apply to participants from certain counties),  or that an applicant has violated these Participation Terms or other policies in any other way. Any applicant whose award is taken back or cancelled may not identify themselves as the recipient of the Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary. 
  16. If an applicant is selected as a participant in this Bursary (and agree to be) based on their application to the Bursary, these terms will also apply to the applicant’s participation in the programme. Additional terms for the Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will be made available to the applicant if applicable.
  17. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers is committed to protecting the personal data of applicants and is delivered in line with the MoLI Privacy Policy.

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