Enter the "School Days" Art & Essay Contests

Sponsored by Salon.com and Esprit.

Published October 26, 1999 3:42PM (EDT)

Attention College Students:

You could win a $1,000 gift certificate from Esprit,
plus $500 cash, and be published on Salon.com!

The contest deadline has just been extended!

To accompany a new weekly student column called School Days Ivory Tower will be launching both a student art contest and a student essay contest, sponsored by Salon.com and Esprit. One Grand Prize winner for each contest will be chosen.

Grand Prize:

The Grand Prize Winners will each receive a $1,000 gift certificate and $500, and the winning entries will be published on Salon.com in Ivory Tower.

How to Enter:

The theme of both the essay and the multi-media art contest will be "college in the year 2100". We invite your utopian and distopian visions
of the future as well as your political satire and magical realism. The essay can take on any form -- from a mock personal confessional to an
analytical treatise. The art must be a piece of multi-media art made specifically for the web.


Please email the essay imbedded within email to schooldays@salon.com. Please put "School Days" Essay Contest in the subject line. NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Contestants must submit a url to schooldays@salon.com, and state what plug-ins are necessary to view the art along with the preferred browser.

About Ivory Tower:

Ivory Tower covers a wide range of university culture and news. Most publications attempt to reach academics on the one hand or undergraduate
college students, but since everyone on campus -- young and old, debauched and erudite -- inhabit the same little world, we wanted to speak to all of them: the undergraduates, the graduate students, the graduate drop-outs, the unemployed scholars, the returning students, the professors, the staff -- as well as the outsiders who marvel and sometimes scoff at the goings-on in this fascinating microcosm of American culture.

Our stories range from incisive pieces on intellectual figures to career advice for the beleaguered undergraduate; from profiles of
student agitators to coverage of bizarre scholarly conferences. In addition to journalists, we publish student writers, working and out-of-work academics in an array of personal essays, reported articles and think pieces that address intellectual controversies, youth subculture, student life and university politics.

About Esprit:

Esprit's online store offers 24 hour shopping, seven days a week. Join Club Esprit for cool online features and get 25% off on your birthday.
Esprit carries the most original looks for all seasons. Check out our bags, shoes, sportswear, swimwear and more!

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"'School Days' Art & Essay Contests" -- Official Rules

The Contest is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc.'s Ivory Tower ("the Sponsor") and Esprit ("the Sponsor").



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 and who are currently enrolled in a college or university. 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 submit an original essay. Essays must be 1,000 words or fewer. Contest deadline has been extended to December 15, 1999. All essays must be received by e-mail by 11:59 p.m. PDT on December 15, 1999. E-mail all submissions to schooldays@salon.com,, making sure to put "'School Days' Art & Essay 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.

To enter the Art contest, contestants must submit a URL, and state what plug-ins are necessary to view the art along with the preferred browser.

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

Prize Details:

One winner from each of the four catagories will be selected. All four winners will have their essay published on Salon.com.

Each Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize as well as a $1,000 gift certificate from Esprit. Also, the 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 total cash value of each Grand Prize is $1,500.00.

The prize is 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.

If a selected winners 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:

The 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 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. The 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 "'School Days' Art & Essay Contest" Winners' List and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "'School Days' Art & Essay Contest" Winner's List, Salon.com, 706 Mission St., 2nd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103.

Return to Contest Home Page.

Thank you for your interest in the Ivory Tower Art and Essay Contests sponsored by Salon.com and Esprit.

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