How many novels have been written in hotels? The notes that have been scribbled over whiskeys and gins in the Duke Hotel in London and the GoldenEye Hotel in Jamaica, the Algonquin in New York, the Monteleone in N’Orleans. Without them, Chris Isaak and Leonard Cohen wouldn’t have sung those songs and the Coen Brothers wouldn’t have had a setting for Barton Fink.
That’s why, with our Hotel Partner, Tune Hotels, we’re running a competition for a writer be flown to Melbourne to stay at Melbourne’s Tune Hotel for two nights. The winner must produce a piece of writing and will be obliged to sit in the cafe on the ground floor of Tune Hotel for four hours on , where you’ll find a good cup o’ joe and ample inspiration from Swanston Street, right outside the window.
Additionally, the winner will receive a VIP ticket to the Graphic Contents Exhibition Launch, and free tickets to Extraordinary Routines with Penny Modra, Mixtape Memoirs and the Freelance for Life Masterclass.
HOW TO ENTER
Submit a pitch, piece or story in 25 words or less with the title From Where I Sit. This can be micro fiction, a poem, or the outline of an idea of the piece written when seated within the walls of Melbourne’s Tune Hotel. Load you application via the online form here. Entries close 5pm, Wed May 6.
To be eligible, you need to be over 18 years of age and live outside Victoria but within Australia.
Tune Hotels offer clean, affordable accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere. All of the Tune hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. Though minimally priced, the strategically located hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight. A ‘pay as you use’ system is in place for optional energy-consuming amenities.They are situated on Swanston St, Melbourne, which is perfect for hopping around Melbourne city, and of course, the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Terms and Conditions – From Where I Sit
1. The entry must be submitted via the online form at emergingwritersfestival.com.au/fromwhereisit. The entry must be an original work less than 25 words.
2. Only one entry per individual will be accepted.
3. Submissions close 6th May 2014, 5pm (AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
4. Entries will be judged by the Emerging Writers’ Festival. The judges’ decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
5. The winner will be announced on 11 May 2015 via emergingwritersfestival.org.au.
6. The winning entrant agrees to take part in events and media activities, as required by the Promoter.
7. An entrant must be an individual and not a company or organisation.
8. Entrants must over 18 years of age.
9. The Promoter may award the prize to another entry if the prize is the prize is unable to be claimed by the initial winning entry. In the event of a secondary winner be selected, the winner will be notified by email and the winner’s name and locality will be published on emergingwritersfestival.org.au
10. There will be 1 (one) winner of this promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to not award a winner.
11. The winning entry will win 1 (one) x return economy airfare to Melbourne ex Canberra/ Brisbane/Sydney/ Adelaide/Perth/Hobart/Darwin only, 2 (two) nights x standard accommodation at Tune Hotel Melbourne for Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June, and 1 (one) ticket to each Graphic Contents Exhibition Launch, Extraordinary Routines with Penny Modra, Mixtape Memoirs and the Freelance for Life Masterclass.
12. Except as set out in section 11 above, all spending money, meals and meal costs, travel insurance, transport to and from departure and arrival points, and all other costs incurred, as well as obtaining any of these, are the responsibility of the winner. Any cancellation fees or changes to the itinerary will remain the cost of the winner.
13. Airfares are subject to availability and to be used within the period Monday 26 May – 5 June 2014.
14. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency, disaster or any other circumstance beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
15. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prize except for any liability, which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of or in connection with this promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of the Promoter including without limitation technical malfunctions or failures. Tax implications may arise from the receipt or use of a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
16. By entering this competition you have opted-in to Emerging Writers’ Festival database and may receive marketing information from us. You may opt out of our marketing database at any time.
17. You warrant that you have full power to make this agreement; that the Entry is entirely an original work; that it contains no defamatory matter, any material in breach of official secrets, laws or any matter which invades any individual’s rights of privacy; and that all statements in the Entry purporting to be facts are true.
18. You warrant that the Entry has not been previously licensed for exclusive use in any form and territory and that it is capable of protection by copyright in all territories for which rights you are granting to the Promoter; and that it is in no way whatever an infringement of any existing copyright or licence or any other right of any person.
19. Copyright of the Entry shall remain your property. You grant the Promoter right to use, reproduce, publish and communicate the Entry and to authorise the Entry’s use, reproduction, publication and communication in connection with the ‘From Where I Sit’ project or the Promoter’s other activities, in all languages anywhere non-exclusively throughout the World. Non-exclusive copyright means that you can enter into other non-exclusive agreements for this same work – i.e. you can submit this work for other prizes or publications.
20. By entering the competition you accept the conditions of entry as prescribed and give your consent for your Entry to be considered for the prize and grant the Promoter non-exclusive publication rights as noted above.
21. The Promoter is Emerging Writers’ Festival, ABN 93 615 613 688, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC, 3000.