2013 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest
Clavier Companion is proud to sponsor this exciting contest showcasing the talent of tomorrow's teachers!
Grand Prize: Publication in a forthcoming issue of Clavier Companion.
Secondary Prizes: Publication on the Clavier Companion website.
Writers are free to choose any topic relating to the field of piano pedagogy and write a 1,500 word article. Submissions must be received by June 1st, 2013. Keep reading for complete contest rules and regulations.
Clavier Companion 2013 Collegiate Writing Contest Official Rules and Regulations
1) Eligibility This contest is open to any college student currently enrolled (as of contest deadline) in an accredited program of music study. Undergraduate and graduate students from any country in the world are eligible. Clavier Companion reserves the right to verify any entrant’s enrollment status by checking with their current institution.
2) Costs There are no entry fees for the contest, and no purchase is necessary. There is a limit of one entry per contestant.
Entries must include a cover sheet with the author’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, university, degree program, and major professor. Clavier Companion will not share this information with any party for any purpose.
Students are free to write on any topic of their choosing that relates to the field of piano pedagogy. Entries should be a maximum of 1,500 words. All entries must be original works, and by entering the contestant affirms that the material submitted is original and has not been plagiarized in whole or in part from any outside source. Previously published material is ineligible. Any quotations or referenced data from existing sources must be properly cited.
Entries must be received by 11:59pm on June 1st, 2013. No late entries will be accepted. Clavier Companion will acknowledge receipt of entries via e-mail.
4) Rights and Permissions Any winning material that is published by Clavier Companion becomes the copyrighted property of Clavier Companion, which retains all rights for future use. Material may not be reprinted without written permission. Any non-winning and unpublished material will remain the copyrighted property of the author.
If the winning essay contains copyrighted musical excerpts, the author will be responsible for obtaining proper reprint permissions from the copyright holders before publication. If permission cannot be obtained for any musical excerpts, those excerpts will be omitted from the published version of the article.
5) Judging Manuscripts will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will evaluate submissions for content, originality, value to the profession, and writing style. All author information will be removed from manuscripts prior to judging. The decision of the judges is entirely their own and is final.
6) Prizes The grand prize will be publication in a future issue of Clavier Companion. There is no monetary prize or cash value. In addition, Clavier Companion reserves the right to award additional prizes of publication on the Clavier Companion website. Clavier Companion will not retain any rights to non-winning entries.