The promoters are The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.
The prize to be awarded is a cash prize of €400 , the story will be printed in The Irish Times and the winner receive the original artwork by Sean Hillen that accompanies the story’s publication.
Employees or agents of The Irish Times, and their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.
No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion.
A valid entry via this page consists of a “short fiction” between 1500-3000 words, accompanied by the entrant’s name, address, email address and daytime telephone number.
Entries are strictly limited to one story per author.
In submitting an entry, the entrant guarantees that the story submitted is wholly his or her own original work.
Readers should submit a piece of original fiction inspired by the events of the last five years in Ireland.
The competition is open to previously published writers as well as new writers, but the submitted story should not itself have been published in any form.
Entries may only be submitted through the online form available at www.irishtimes.com/legendsofthefall no later than 9am on Tuesday September 3rd 2013. The promoter cannot accept responsibility for submissions that are lost, damaged or delayed because of a problem with the network, computer hardware or software. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
Entries submitted by email, post or by hand will not be accepted.
The promoter’s decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
The judging process will be carried out by a panel made up of individuals nominated by The Irish Times.
The promoter reserves the right to change any aspect of the prize.
The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.
The winner may be required to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity undertaken by the promoter or its associated companies. The winner must be available for a photo and willing to have his / her photo published by The Irish Times.
Entry is for people of 18 years of age and over.
The winner will retain the copyright but grant The Irish Times a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry in print and online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged.
Entry to this promotion shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.
The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
This competition is open from 12:01am on 28/7/2013 and closes at 9am on 3/9/2013.