Spring 2012 Cover Photo Contest

wordriver is an internationally known literary journal which accepts worldwide submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction submissions strictly from Adjunct instructors. The current issue contains materials from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

We are accepting photo entries that display the meaning of the artist's/photographer's interpretation of wordriver. There is only ONE prize which will be awarded and that is to have your photo printed as the full cover photo placed on Volume III Issue I of the wordriver Literary Journal published by the Department of English at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

The first two issues of the journal cover were pictures of rivers taken in Yosemite National Park. We are now looking for entries that are river images from anywhere in the world; or are renditions of your own interpretation of "wordriver."

We are accepting photos all year for upcoming issues. To enter, please follow the guidelines below, and submit your photo(s) along with the entry form to the following address:

UNLV Department of English
Attn: Susan Summers
P O Box 455011
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154-5011

Contest Guidelines & Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Participants:
    a. The contest is open to all individuals
  2. Photos:
    a. There is a $5 entry fee per photo. Unlimited entries accepted but it is recommended no more than five entries per person be submitted.
    b. Photos must be the original work of the entrant. No copyrighted work will be accepted.
    c. Photos must be in color and submitted in a 6 x 9 print or electronically (300 dpi). No prints will be returned.
    d. The winner of the photo contest will be contacted in December 2010 and must submit the winning photo electronically in JPG or GIF format immediately thereafter.
    e. Photos may not be larger than 7 MB.
  3. Entry Form:
    a. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form and a check made out to the UNLV Board of Regents for $5.00 U. S. dollars per entry. Any submission without an entry form or without the accompanying fee will not be considered.

Contest Information:

  1. Contest Specifics:
    a. All submitted photos will be evaluated by a panel of judges at UNLV.
    b. The winners will be contacted via phone and/or email in December 2010.
    c. Judge's decisions are final.
    d. There should be no people in the photo.
    e. Name and contact number must be attached to back of mail-in photos.
  2. Prize:
    a. There will be only one photo chosen which will be placed on the cover of Volume III Issue I of the wordriver Literary Journal which will be released in Spring 2011.
    b. The winner's photos may also be submitted to be published in off campus publications.

All photos (both the winner and non-winners) will become the property of UNLV and will NOT be returned. Please ensure to make copies.

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