1999 Acura Book Review Contest


Salon Staff
September 7, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)


GREAT NEWS! We extended the contest deadline to Dec. 15.

Everybody's a critic. Few dare to sign their name.

Enter the "1999 Acura Book Review" contest and find out what your opinion is really worth.

This could be your chance to be published on Salon.com. Come on! Haven't you read a book this year that you've been telling all your friends about? An incredible book you're simply shocked hasn't catapulted up the best-seller list?

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Test drive a potential new career by submitting a book review of your FAVORITE book published in 1999, and you could win a chance to be part of an exclusive Salon.com Literary Evening. Contest begins Sept. 7, 1999 and ends on Dec. 15, 1999.

Grand Prize:

The winning book review will be published on the award-winning Books site on Salon.com. Plus the winner will receive a trip for two to the Salon.com Literary Evening. Winner and guest will receive deluxe accommodation and full round-trip airfare to San Francisco AND $500 spending money.
Contest and evening sponsored by Acura and Salon.com. Literary evening date and details TBD.

How to Enter:

Write an original essay of 1,000 words (or less) about your favorite book that to your knowledge has not been covered on Salon.com. By Dec. 24, 1999, the Salon.com editors will select a winner! You must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.

ALL ENTRIES, WHETHER POSTAL OR ELECTRONIC, MUST BE RECEIVED BY Dec. 15, 1999.

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See OFFICIAL RULES for complete contest requirements.

"1999 Acura Book Review Contest" -- Enter Page

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Good luck!

How to Enter:

Answer these quick questions and hit submit. Then E-mail your submission to acura@salon.com, making sure to put "Book Review" in the subject line. Essays MUST BE included in the body of the e-mail, along with the author's name, mailing address, phone and e-mail address. No attachments will be accepted. No phone inquiries please. You must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.

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QUESTIONS:

What kind of car do you currently own?

2-doorcar

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sports car

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"1999 Acura Book Review Contest" -- Official Rules

The Contest is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc. ("Salon.com"), and Acura. ("the Sponsors").

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL UNITED STATES RESIDENTS.

Eligibility:

Contest is offered only within the 50 United States. Contest is open to all persons who are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. No purchase necessary to enter.

How to Enter:

Participants must answer the three provided questions and submit an original essay. Essays must be 1,000 words or fewer. All essays, whether postal or electronic, must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Dec. 15, 1999. E-mail all submissions to acura@salon.com,, making sure to put "Book Review Contest" in the subject header. Essays MUST BE included in the body of the e-mail, along with the author's name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address. No attachments will be accepted.

Though e-mail entries are preferred, submissions may also be mailed to "Acura Book Review Contest," 706 Mission Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Submissions by mail must be typed, double-spaced and on white paper, with the author's name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address (if available).

One entry per person household email address. Multiple entries, whether electronic or postal, will be discarded. NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Prize Details:

The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Salon.com Literary Evening. Winner and guest will receive deluxe accommodation and full round-trip airfare to San Francisco and $500 spending money. Literary evening date and details TBD. Grand Prize winner's name and essay will be posted on Salon.com, after the winner has signed an affidavit of eligibility for the prize.

The trip for two must be completed in one calender year. Extensions will not be granted. Travellers are responsible for all ground transportation, passport/visa requirements and airport taxes and fees, and meals and entertainment extending the awarded $500.00. Reservations must be made through Active Travel Services, 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965. Travellers must book air travel at least 14 days before they plan to travel. Air tickets are subject to availability and other travel restrictions. Travel arrangements include direct service from the major airport nearest the Grand Prize winner's U.S. residence to San Francisco. No stopovers are allowed. Accommodations are for two (2) nights.

The total value of the Grand Prize depends on the prize winner's location and trip dates but will be approximately $5,000.00 for the airfare, plus approximately $500.00 for two (2) nights' hotel accommodations, and $500.00 for the cash prize for a total value of approximately $6,000.00.

ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes will be awarded.

All prizes are non-transferable, non-replaceable and cannot be redeemed for cash, bartered or sold. Winners will be required to sign and return a release of liability, affidavit of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 14 days of notification. Travel partner (of Grand Prize winner) will be required to sign an affidavit as well.

By entering this promotion, contestants agree that they understand their names and contact information may become property of Acura for purposes of marketing research and solicitations. By accepting and/or using the prize(s), winners agree(s) to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize(s) or fails to timely return the complete and executed affidavit and releases as required, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

As a condition of receiving the prize(s), the winner(s), within 7 days of notification, will be required to sign an agreement granting to Salon.com all publication rights to the essay(s), together with all ancillary and subsidiary rights, throughout the world and in any and all formats and media and including the right to grant sublicensees and to use the author's name in connection with the business of Salon.com, and acknowledging that the prize(s) shall be the author's sole compensation for such rights. The agreement will also contain the author's representation that the work submitted is original to the author and does not infringe on the rights of any third party.

Selection of Winner:

Winners will be selected from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified by phone, e-mail or mail. Essays will be judged on the basis of creativity, technical skill and distinct voice. The winners will have 7 days from notification to accept their prizes. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:

(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or postage-due entries;

(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted;

(iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising inconnection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest; or

(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Salon.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Contest at any time. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion ofprivacy. Winners will be selected and announced once all affidavits of eligibility have been satisfactorily completed and returned.

Winners' List:

For a complete list of winners, please send a note requesting "Acura Book Review Contest" Winners' List and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Acura Book Review Contest" Winner's List, Salon.com, 706 Mission St., 2nd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103.

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