Competition Terms and Conditions
1. The organiser of the competition is Sing London Limited, Company No 05513658 of 5 Albemarle Way, London EC1V 4JB (the Company).
2. The task set by the competition is to write a short monologue (maximum length 350 words) suitable for incorporating in Statue Stories Chicago scheduled to run in Chicago from August 2015 to August 2016, and relating to one of four statues located in Chicago. The four statues and their locations are:
(i) Brachiosaurus – The Field Museum
(ii) Lake Ontario, Fountain of the Great Lakes – Art Institute of Chicago
(iii) The Bronze Cow – Chicago Cultural Center
(iv) Fountain Girl – Lincoln Park (This is a youth competition for Under 16s overseen by CPD)
3. Each entry for the Brachiosaurus, Lake Ontario and Bronze Cow must be submitted either by email or by hard copy.
- To submit electronically, please include the entire monologue and contact information in the body of the e-mail, sent to StatueStories@GoodmanTheatre.org
- To submit a hard copy, please send the monologue and contact information to:
Statue Stories Chicago Writing Competition
Attn: Joe Pindelski
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Monologues to be considered for the competition must identify which statue is speaking and must have the author's name, address, e-mail and/or telephone number clearly included in the submission. Failure to include this information can disqualify the monologue from consideration.”
4. The Company will acknowledge receipt of the entry but, save for the winning entries, will not enter into any further correspondence.
5. No entry containing libelous, pornographic, offensive or racist material will be considered by the competition judges. No anonymous or pseudonymous entries will be considered.
6. Submissions for the Goodman Competition must be received by 11:59PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Late submissions, or those that do not comply with the terms and conditions listed here, will not be considered. Monologue entries for the Chicago Park District Youth Competition (Under 16s) can be submitted between September 21st and October 26th 2015.
7. The Company will review the entries and submit them anonymised to a judging panel who will select the winner in respect of each of the four statues. The judges’ deliberations will not be published and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. Following the judges’ decision, the four winners will be advised by e-mail and their acceptance of the winner position will be invited. By accepting, winners agree that:
(a) Sing London Limited have unlimited rights to publish, print or use the work as part of Statue Stories Chicago and Talking Statues UK.
(b) The competition organisers, The Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Park District, have unlimited rights to publish, print or use the work in agreement with Sing London.
(c) The competition host may publish, print or use the work in agreement with Sing London.
(d) The entrant understands that the company intends (but is not obligated to) to have an actor record the monologue, edited if, in the Company’s sole and unfettered discretion, it decides to do so, and that it intends to incorporate the recording into Statue Stories Chicago.
(e) They may to be identified as the author by Sing London Limited and that their name and a likeness may be used in connection with advertising, publicity and promotion in connection with Statue Stories Chicago, by or with the consent, of Sing London Limited, and by its project partners The Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Park District.
(f) They will participate to a reasonable degree in publicity relating to the competition and their status as a winner.
9. Following acceptance, each winner will be advised of the time and location of the recording session and invited to attend.
10. Other than the exposure resulting from the incorporation of the winning entries into Statue Stories Chicago, there is no other prize.
11. Sing London Limited may, but is not obligated to, maintain available on Statue Stories Chicago project website, or on any other website under its control, the monologue submitted by each winner together with an identification of the name (but not of the address) of the winner.