Stories in September

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

TERMS

Stories in September (“the Event”) is a festival that accepts

Visual (Screen and Image Based), Sound and Text based Tasmanian story content (“the Story”)

The person submitting the entry can be of any age (“the Storyteller”)

Stories in September, a joint venture between Everything Everything Pty Ltd and The Wayfinder Storytelling Studio at Suite 30, 11 Morrison Street Hobart Tas 7000 (“SiS”) including SiS’s agents, successors, assigns and licensees as well as volunteers and independent contractors.

Moral Rights Has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)

Owner The person legally and beneficially entitled to the rights and copyright of the Story.

Rights The rights granted to SiS in clauses 1 and 2 of these Terms and Conditions.

T & C These Terms and Conditions of Entry

Works Has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and includes literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works (e.g. script, characters, sound recordings, sets in the story).

CONDITIONS

1. STORIES IN SEPTEMBER

a)    The Storyteller grants to SiS a non-exclusive limited licence that permits SiS to communicate the Story online at storiesinseptember.com including a public exhibition at a date and venue to be nominated.

b)    The Storyteller agrees that the Story will be shown as part of a program of several Stories, the programming and scheduling of which is at the discretion of SiS organisers.

c)    SiS agrees that at all times the Storyteller remains the Owner of the Story.

2.  PROMOTION AND MARKETING

a) The Storyteller grants SiS permission to use any extract, excerpt, part, clip, still image and/or sound recording from the Story not exceeding three (3) minutes in length and/or to use the Storyteller’s name and biography  in any media for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Event.

“Promotion and Marketing” may include, but is not limited to: 

i.        The production of trailers for the Event.

ii.        Event programming and advertising.

iii.        Radio and television interviews.

iv.        Uploading and screening extracts of the Story on the SiS website.

b) The Storyteller grants SiS permission to share the Story screener with Event speakers, judges, sponsors and the media for the purposes of preview and review.

SiS may NOT do any of the following acts under the continuing licence: 

i.        Submit or provide the Story to third parties for broadcast purposes.

ii.        Generate revenue from the Story other than revenue from conducting the Event and other activities as set out in clause 1 above.

3. STORY SUBMISSION

I.        The Storyteller / Story Rights Owner will submit the Story to SiS as per the technical requirements listed on the website and will ensure it has undergone all appropriate technical and quality checking prior to submission.

II.        SiS will retain all physical materials, including the copy of the Story that the Storyteller submits.

III.        Any Story submitted to SiS is done so at the Storyteller’s own risk.

IV.        The Storyteller is solely responsible for the content of the Story and agrees that the Story does not contain any content that may be construed as: libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially or ethically offensive, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

4. OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS

The Storyteller gives the following warranties:

I.        The Storyteller has legal authority to enter into this agreement and grant the Rights.

II.        There are no legal actions, claims, demands or proceedings against the Story or the Storyteller in respect of the Story.

III.        The Storyteller will not make any claim against SiS in respect of the exercise of the Rights.

IV.        The Storyteller is the sole Owner of the underlying Works or has consent in writing from all the respective owners of the Works in the Story for the Storyteller, the Storyteller’s licensees, and any person authorised by the Storyteller, (including SiS), to do any or all of the following to their Work/s: reproduce, exploit, convert between formats, edit, alter and/or reproduce the Work/s in any manner or context.

V.        Without limiting clause 4.IV. above, the Storyteller is the sole Owner of the copyright or has the relevant permission from the Owner of the copyright, in any sound recordings used in the Story and music and lyrics reproduced in those sound recordings.

VI.        All performers in the Story have unconditionally consented in writing to the use of their performances in the Story.

VII.        Exercise of the Rights will not infringe any rights of any third party (including copyright); and to the extent that it does, the Storyteller has obtained written consent from each of such third parties.

VIII      The Storyteller will provide copies of any or all of the Consents listed in this clause at any time if requested to do so by SiS.

5. MORAL RIGHTS

The Storyteller warrants that:

I.        The Storyteller is the sole Owner of the Moral Rights in the Story for the purposes of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or that the Storyteller has obtained from each person who contributed any copyright material in or any performance to the Story, a written consent for the Storyteller, the Storyteller’s licensees, and any person authorised by the Storyteller, (including SiS), to do any or all of the following to their contribution or performance: reproduce, exploit, convert between formats, edit, alter and/or reproduce the contribution or performance in any manner or context (Moral Rights Consents).

II.        The Storyteller will provide copies of any or all of the Moral Rights Consents listed in this clause at any time if requested to do so by SiS.

6. INDEMNITY

The Storyteller indemnifies and will keep indemnified SiS against any claims made against SiS in connection with the Story and associated rights.

6. AWARDS AND PRIZE MONEY

SiS will award awards in the categories of Visual, Sound and Text plus The Stories in September Perpetual Trophy for the overall winner and the Roaring Forties Award. Five (5) $1000 cash prizes to five (5) Storytellers will also be presented. These prizes will be awarded by the public who are asked to rate their favourite story(s). The Stories with the highest rating and most votes per category will be awarded the $1000 prize. All decisions on prize money are final. SiS will not enter into discussion in regards to these decisions.

7. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

I.        By completing the Story Submission the Storyteller agrees that these T & C form the entire agreement in relation to the Story submitted by the Storyteller to SiS.

II.        The submitter agrees that all information provided to SiS (including, without limitation, the information set out in the entry form) is correct and not misleading.

This agreement will be governed by the laws of Tasmania, Australia.