The contest is open to all ARTA members, except members of any ARTA committee, the ARTA Board of Directors, or their families.
All submissions must be original work and will be published with the name of the writer.
Submissions may be handwritten, typed, or electronic (digital).
Handwritten or typed hard copies will not be returned.
Electronic copies must be in .doc or .docx.
Decorative fonts are not appropriate.
Submissions are limited to one entry per category; however, submissions in more than one category are welcome.
Each entry must be sent as a separate file, with the official entry form as the first page of the submission.
Contact the ARTA office if a print copy of the entry form is required.
Entries are disqualified when they:
Exceed the category word or line count.
Contain explicit or implied sexuality, violence, stereotypes, or disrespectful content.
Are received after the contest entry deadline.
The selection of winners by the Communications Committee is final.
Prizes are awarded for first and second place.
All prizes must be accepted as awarded.
Winners will be advised privately by letter and publicly in the spring issue of news&views.
First and second place winning submissions are published in news&views.
All entrants retain ownership of publication rights to their work; however, we ask that winners not submit their entries to another market until after publication in news&views.
Submitting an entry implies permission to print the winning entry in paper and electronic issues of the magazine, as well as continued display in the online archive of past news&views issues. Beyond this permission, the ownership and copyright for any work is retained by the author.
As with all news&views content, submissions may be edited using The Canadian Press Stylebook and the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.