Seattle Writing Contest is a Seattle-based organization with a very simple goal: To host a writing contest, and to host it well.
Among all the moving parts of our operation, we see two as vital in achieving this goal.
We screen all submitted works based on a standard metric. This limits the sway that individual bias might create on our results, helping to ensure reliability and fairness in the screening process.
Once the submissions have been narrowed down to the finalists, we send them off to invited finalist judges, who are often times professionals in the literary industry:
Information Collection and Use
Information Provided upon Registration
Site visitors must provide personally identifiable information such as name, date of birth, mailing address, billing address, billing information, email, phone or cellphone number, and any other information you decide to share with us, in order to use certain features of our website. The most notable features which would require such information are account creation, contest entry, and newsletter email lists. This information is used primarily to organize and facilitate all the necessary functions of requested site features for the requesting visitor. Contact information relating specifically and only to name, email, contact numbers, and or mailing address may be used to notify individuals of upcoming events, deadlines, contest results, and or products and services. You may choose to unsubscribe to the use of your contact information by notifying us at our Contact Us page. Additional information, such as submitted bodies of work or pen names, are collected from contest entrants. Contest entrants must also abide by our Contest Terms and Conditions
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Seattle Writing Contest cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Company or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. We urge all contest entrants to review the Contest Terms and Conditions, and severely urge against any and all forms of plagiarism. Seattle Writing Contest takes all counts of plagiarism very seriously, and reserves the right to disclose any personal information to necessary authorities of individuals found in violation.
Modification or Request of Information
Seattle Writing Contest strives to accurately maintain any information you have shared with us. If you would like to modify or request your visitor information, please submit a query identifying yourself, and the specific disclosed informations at our Contact Us page. In the same manner, you can also reach us by mail at, 1425 Broadway #478, Seattle, WA 98125.
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Policy Towards Children
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