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  • The 41st New Millennium Literary Awards

    All of our Award Winners will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and

    publication both online and in the print anthology, which all contestants will receive.

    Robin Myers

    Poetry

     

    Read "Love Poem for Carl Sagan" and congratulate Robin here.

    Cady Vishniac

    Fiction

     

    Read "Move" and congratulate Cady here.

    Adrianne Aron

    Flash Fiction

     

    Read "The Envelope Trick" and congratulate Adrianne here.

    Carol D. Marsh

    Nonfiction

     

    Read "Pictures in Leaves" and congratulate Carol here.

    FINALISTS

    POETRY

    Coming soon...

    FINALISTS

    FICTION

    Ioanna Carlsen

    New Mexico

    "Mexican Bus"

     

    Kathy Conde

    Denver, CO

    "A Family Alphabet"

     

    Sheldon Costa

    Seattle, WA

    "The Matinee"

     

    Joan Corwin

    Chicago, IL

    "Wings"

     

    Cora Cruz

    Forest Hills, NY

    "Material Conditions"

     

    Hannah Gildea

    Oregon City, OR

    "Waiting for Eliza J."

     

    Doris Iarovici

    Durham, NC

    "Jump"

     

    Joe Johnson

    Richmond, VA

    "How Far Gone"

     

    Kathryn Kulpa

    Providence, RI

    "A Key into the Language of Ghosts"

     

    Mary LaChapelle

    Bronxville, NY

    "Sisters of a New Order"

     

    Terrance Manning

    White Oak, PA

    "Pretty Lights"

     

    Louise Marburg

    New York, NY

    "Personal Wealth"

     

    Kate McCahill

    Santa Fe, NM

    "Absence"

     

    Rose Ellen McCaig

    Boston, MA

    "Economics"

     

    Timothy O'Leary

    Portland, OR

    "Fake Girlfriend"

     

    Janet Schneider

    Berkeley, CA

    "Forging Bonds"

     

    Luvia Swanson

    Asheville, NC

    "Mackenzie’s Flight"

     

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Keswick, VA

    "Olympic Pancake"

     

    Margaret Vandenburg

    Bloomingburg, NY

    "Brave New York"

     

    Alexander Weinstein

    Ann Arbor, MI

    "Moksha"

    FINALISTS

    FLASH FICTION

    Carly Anderson

    Astoria, NY

    "No Going Back"

     

    Linda Barnhart

    Womelsdorf, PA

    "Cary Grant Was Here"

     

    Sonia Christensen

    Boulder, CO

    "Thank You to Everyone"

     

    Chris Connolly

    Booterstown, Ireland

    "A Perhaps Slightly Deranged Over-reaction"

     

    Adah Frank

    Woodstock, NY

    "The Rocking Chair"

     

    JoeAnn Hart

    Gloucester, MA

    "Sunk"

     

    Ambata Kazi

    New Orleans, LA

    "North Star"

     

    Thomas Kudla

    Wheaton, IL

    "Dropping the A-Bomb"

     

    Iris Litt

    New York, NY

    "The Bear"

     

    Jennifer Meng

    Taipei City, Taiwan

    "Pact with Space Gods"

     

    Dave Reagan

    Garberville, CA

    "It's Not the Thing You Fling, But the Fling Itself That Counts"

     

    Gerald Ryan

    Elgin, IL

    "Fortune Cookie"

     

    Patricia Schultheis

    Baltimore, MD

    "Glory"

     

    Cady Vishniac

    Columbus, OH

    "Early Conversations with Baby"

     

    Kathleen C. Arceneaux

    Blacksburg, VA

    "Feeding Seagulls"

     

    Kathryn Kulpa

    Somerset, MA

    "American Blonde"

     

    Jayne Martin

    Los Olivos, CA

    "When the Bough Breaks"

     

    Jeanette Quick

    Washington, DC

    "Entering the Upper Middle Class"

     

    Bruce Rettig

    Tahoe Paradise, CA

    "For Baha: : February 4, 2014"

     

    Diana Reynolds Roome

    Talent, OR

    "Darkly Through Glass"

     

    FINALISTS

    NONFICTION

    Doug Alderson

    Tallahassee, FL

    "Bear Troubles"

     

    Janet Buttenwieser

    Seattle, WA

    "Laws of Motion"

     

    Elliott Chen

    Alhambra, CA

    "Alone Wolf"

     

    Don Colburn 

    Portland, OR

    "Which Brings Us to the Nodule"

     

    Jenn Dean

    Carnation, WA

    "The Keepers of the Ghost Bird"

     

    Robert Fieseler

    Boston, MA

    "New Miserable Experience"

     

    Edna Garte

    Waterford, MI

    "The Creative Approach"

     

    Karin Goodwin

    The Plains, VA

    "My Jade Egg"

     

    Abriana Jetté

    Staten Island NY

    "Risk"

     

    Mal King

    Santa Paula, CA

    "Living Life in Capital Letters"

     

    Jason Kirkman

    Santa Fe, NM

    "Indian Wedding Travelgasm"

     

    Holly Levinson

    Short Hills, NJ

    "A New Normal"

     

    Sue Li

    New York, NY

    "For Spacious Skies"

     

    Catharine Lucas 

    Berkeley, CA 

    "Just Like Anyone’s"

     

    Holly Maurer-Klein 

    Pittsburgh, PA

    "Period Peace"

     

    Kate McCahill

    Santa Fe, NM

    "Remembering Mel"

     

    Ed McManis

    Larkspur, CA

    "Why My Feet Hurt"

     

    Petra Perkins

    Denver, CO

    "Grief Takes No Prisoner"

     

    Mary Jane Reynolds

    Columbia, SC

    "A Certain Sacredness"

     

    Madeline Wiseman

    Lincoln, NE

    "Finding the Gap on Dead Man’s Run"

     

  • The 40th New Millennium Literary Awards

    All of our Award Winners will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and

    publication both online and in the print anthology, which all contestants will receive.

    Claire Bateman

    Poetry

     

    Read "Meanwhile, We Called Ourselves Human" and congratulate Claire here.

    Nina Valera

    Fiction

     

    Read "The Things We Did in Texas" and congratulate Nina here.

    Alexander Weinstein

    Short-Short Fiction

     

    Read "The Prophet" and congratulate Alexander here.

    Karen Hunt

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Read "INTO THE WORLD" and congratulate Karen here.

    FINALISTS

    POETRY

    Carlos A Bates-Gomez,

    Forest Hills, NY

     

    Cristina Baptista, Greenwich, CT

     

    Paul Beilstein,

    Champaign, IL

     

    Lynne Burnett,

    British Columbia, Canada

     

    Carolyn Evans Campbell, Evergreen, CO

     

    Robert Carr,

    Orlando, FL

     

    Keith Gaboury,

    Cambridge, MA

     

    Matthew Hohner, Baltimore, MD

     

    Ellen LaFleche, Northampton, MA

     

    Alison Luterman,

    Oakland, CA

     

    Djelloul Marbrook, Germantown, NY

     

    Michael Morical,

    Taipei, Taiwan

     

    Shelley Nelson,

    Loveland, CO

     

    Emily Newberry,

    Portland, OR

     

    Elaine Pentalari,

    Bristol, VT

     

    Sashana Kane Proctor, Cazadero, CA

     

    Robert Sawyer,

    New York, NY

     

    Jim Glenn Thatcher, Yarmouth, ME

     

    Arminius Tolentino, Portland, OR

     

    Arnold Weingart,

    Chicago, IL

    FINALISTS

    FICTION

    Helen Degen Cohen,

    Deerfield, IL,

    “Sartre and I”

     

    Joan Corwin,

    Evanston, IL,

    “Strange Love”

     

    John Florio,

    Brooklyn, NY,

    “King of the World”

     

    Alice Friedman,

    Fern Park, FL, “Trespassing”

     

    Adam Golub,

    Fullerton, CA,

    “Lone Pine”

     

    Jason Marc Harris,

    Bryan, TX,

    “Girl in the Trunk”

     

    Jeannette Hinkle,

    Melrose, MA,

    “The Tour”

     

    Mark Holden,

    Chazy, NY,

    “Cursing the Wheelbarrow’s Wheel”

     

    Lorien House,

    Tijeras, NM,

    “Rustling Cards, Brady, MT 1912”

     

    Amanda Kabak,

    Chicago, IL,

    “Over the Rainbow”

     

    Dana Kroos,

    Las Cruces, NM,

    “Miss Kitty”

     

    Maureen Langloss,

    NYC, NY,

    “Chorionic Villus Sampling with the Virgin Mary”

     

    Kathryn Legan,

    Atlanta, GA,

    “The Fourth of July”

     

    Josh MacIvor-Andersen, Marquette, MI, “Sometimes I Dream I’m a Youth Group Leader…”

     

    Sophie Monatte,

    Hong Kong,

    “Vélodrome”

     

    Corey Nyhus,

    Levittown, NY,

    “Wolves in Ypres”

     

    Shoshana Seidman,

    Los Angeles, CA,

    “The Organ Donor”

     

    Katherine Sparks, Greenville, VA,

    “The Next Great Cowboy Poet”

     

    Keith Stahl,

    Syracuse, NY,

    “Doctor Fish”

     

    Julie Weston,

    Hailey, ID,

    “Sleeping Horses”

    FINALISTS

    FLASH FICTION

    Brandi Capozzi,

    Port Murray, NJ

     

    John Corvese,

    Ontario, Canada

     

    Stan Duncan,

    Quincy, MA

     

    Paula Friedman,

    Gresham, OR

     

    Clare Gardner,

    DPO, AE

     

    Kathleen Hansen, Coronado, CA

     

    Nancy Hanway,

    Saint Paul, MN

     

    Agatha Hinman,

    Oakland, CA

     

    Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Vincennes, IN

     

    Deirdra McAfee, Richmond, VA

     

    Jennifer Meng,

    Taipei City, Taiwan

     

    Kimmo Rosenthal, Schenectady, NY

     

    Giannina Silverman, Bothell, WA

     

    Derry Sampey,

    Apopka, FL

     

    Vicky Savage,

    Tampa, FL

     

    Lones Seiber,

    Morristown, TN

     

    Karen Stromberg,

    La Mesa, CA

     

    Harold Suretsky,

    Highland Park, NJ

     

    Rae Theodore,

    Royersford, PA

     

    Francine Witte,

    New York, NY

     

    FINALISTS

    NONFICTION

    Hillary Adams-Maalouf, Minden, NV,

    "Blankets"

    Margo Barnes,

    Tucson, AZ,

    "Anointed"

    Sabrina Bess,

    New Rochelle, NY,

    "A Night of Dying"

    Susan Bonetto,

    San Francisco, CA,

    "Before We Lived Barefoot"

    Leeanne Carlson,

    Waller, TX,

    "Standing Alone"

    Cecilia D,

    Santa Clarita, CA,

    "Highway Daughter of the Virgin Mother"

    Rachel Fauth,

    Fort Salonga, NY,

    "The Seagulls and the Noise"

    Linda Federico-OMurchu,

    Montclair, NJ,

    "Sleeping White Butterflies"

    John Gist,

    Silver City, NM,

    "Penitent Monsters"

    Evelyn Krieger,

    Sharon, MA,

    "In the Driver’s Seat"

    Jessica Kulynych,

    Simsbury, CT,

    "Butterfly Faith"

    Stan Mayer,

    Austin, TX,

    "Boys at the Edge of the Flag"

    Jason Najum,

    Montreal, QC,

    "I Too Have Suffered"

    Susan Narayan,

    Minneapolis, MN,

    "Searching for Jesus in a Mosque"

    Jean Noland,

    Coos Bay, OR,

    "In the Brown Singing"

    Gregory Ormson,

    Kailua Kona, HI,

    "Under a Silent Moon"

    Darrin Pruitt,

    Brooklyn, NY,

    "Baptism"

    Catherine Raven,

    Emigrant, MT,

    "On Plan"

    Zeynep Seyran,

    Port Jefferson Station, NY,

    "All the Kids Schooled in Mortality"

    Patricia Smith,

    Chester, VA,

    "Toubab! Toubab!"

  • The 39th New Millennium Literary Awards

    All of our Award Winners will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and 

    publication both online and in the print anthology, which all contestants will receive.

    Susan Nathiel

    Nonfiction

    Susan Nathiel grew up in Oklahoma with a scientist father who wrote textbooks and a mentally ill mother who wrote poetry. Thanks to them, she became both a psychotherapist and a writer, publishing Daughters of Madness and Sons of Madness. She lives in rural...

    Shanna Yetman

    Short-Short Fiction

    Shanna Yetman's fiction appears online at Connotation Press and the Writing Disorder. She is a 2014 recipient of Chicago's Individual Artist Grant. When not writing fiction or enjoying her family, she works as the Communications Coordinator for the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at...

    Jackie Davis Martin

    Fiction

    Jackie Davis Martin’s most recent stories appear online in Fractured West, Bluestem, On the Premises, and Thrice Fiction, and in print anthologies: Modern Shorts, Love on the Road, and Life is A Rollercoaster. A memoir, Surviving Susan, was published in 2012. She teaches at City College of San Francisco...

    Noah Stetzer

    Poetry

    Noah Stetzer is a graduate of The MFA Program for Writers at Warren
    Wilson College and also a scholarship recipient from the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Writers and from the Bread Loaf Writer's conference. He lives in the Washington DC metro area...

    FINALISTS

    Nonfiction

     

    Adrianne Aron,

    Berkeley, CA

      

    Cathy Beres,

    Evanston, IL

     

    David W. Berner,

    Forest Park, IL

     

    Terence Cady,

    Santa Fe, NM

     

    Kevin Camp,

    Washington, DC

     

    Anne Frohna,

    Prescott, AZ

     

    Myrna Greenfield,
    Brooklyn, NY

     

    Richard Hague,

    Cincinnati, OH

     

    Saffron Marchant,

    New Alberose, Hong Kong

     

    Kate McCahill,

    Santa Fe, NM

     

    Alberta Nassi,

    Sacramento, CA

     

    Randy Osborne,

    Atlanta, GA

     

    Jesse Paul Padilla,

    Normal, IL

     

    Diana Perkins,

    Highlands Ranch, CO

     

    Richelle Putnam,

    Meridian, MS

     

    Christine Ritenis,

    Suffern, NY

     

    Morgan Smith,

    Santa Fe, NM

     

    Rachael Sokolowski,

    Truro, MA

     

    Deborah Thompson,

    Fort Collins, CO

     

    John Wagner,

    Montpelier, VT

     

    FINALISTS

    Short-Short Fiction

     

    Kathleen Arceneaux, Blacksburg, VA

    Bailey Brewer,

    Van Nuys, CA

    Isabella David,

    Ridgefield, CT

    Frank duBois,

    Kalispell, MT

    Lili Flanders,

    Los Angeles, CA

    Don Fred,

    Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    Barbara Fried,

    Stanford, CA

    Paul Kennebeck,

    Denver, CO

    Curt Klinghoffer,

    Pooler, GA

    Frank Pettinelli,

    Cary, NC

    Peter Speziale,

    New York, NY

    Jonathan Segol,

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    Jeanette Quick,

    Washington, DC

    Helia S. Rethmann, Goodlettsville, TN

    Maryam Sheikholeslami, Waukesha, WI

    John Trout,

    San Francisco, CA

    Bonnie West,

    Saint Paul, MN

    S. E. White,

    Michigan City, IN

    Francine Witte,

    New York, NY

    Melanie Thorne,

    Petaluma, CA

    FINALISTS

    Fiction

     

    Leslee Becker,

    Fort Collins, CO

     

    Thomas Benz,

    Evanston IL

     

    Thomas Cook,

    New York, NY

     

    Monte Dutton,

    Clinton, SC

     

    Jean Garrett,

    Winslow, ME

     

    Hannah Gildea,

    Portland, OR

     

    Anna Goodkind,

    Brooklyn, NY

     

    Jayson Hawkins,

    Rosharon, TX

     

    Mal King,

    Santa Paula, CA

     

    Susan Land,

    Bethesda, MD

     

    Brenda Liebling-Goldberg,

    Houston, TX

     

    Djelloul Marbrook, Germantown, NY

     

    Wendy Palmer,

    Oak Bluffs, MA

     

    Terri Scullen,

    Alexandria, VA

     

    Adam Shafer,

    Chicago, IL

     

    Margaret Sharma,

    Alhambra, CA

     

    Lisa Solod,

    Savannah, GA

     

    Sharon Solwitz,

    Chicago, IL

     

    Sandi Sonnenfeld,

    Brooklyn, NY

     

    Matthew Wanner,

    Coeur D'aLene, ID

     

    FINALISTS

    Poetry

     

    Devreaux Baker,

    Mendocino, CA

     

    Patricia B Barone,

    Fridley, MN

     

    Berwyn Moore,

    Erie, PA

     

    Mary Cole,

    Gloucester, MA

     

    Linda Nemec Foster,

    Grand Rapids, MI

     

    Anca Hariton,

    Benicia, CA

     

    Georganne Harmon,

    Nashville, TN

     

    Linda Lee Harper,

    Augusta, GA

     

    Alysia Harris,

    New Haven, CT

     

    Clarinda Harriss,

    Baltimore, MD

     

    James Heffernan,

    Hanover, NH

     

    Johanna Christiane Ledakis,

    Miami, FL

     

    Sandy Longley,

    Delmar, NY

     

    Tim Mayo,

    Brattleboro, VT

     

    Barbara Mossberg,

    Eugene, OR

     

    Linwood Rumney,

    Cincinnati, OH

     

    Annie Stenzel,

    Richmond, CA

     

    Jim Glenn Thatcher,

    Yarmouth, ME

     

    Hilde Weisert,

    Chapel Hill, NC

     

    Ingrid Wendt,

    Eugene, OR

     

  • The 38th New Millennium Literary Awards

    All of our Award Winners will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and 

    publication both online and in the print anthology, which all contestants will receive.

    Michael Caligaris

    Nonfiction

    "An Unabridged Study of a Woman: a love story"

    Michael Caligaris received his MFA in creative nonfiction from St. Mary’s College in 2014. His most recent work appeared in War, Literature, and the Arts and Foliate Oak. Currently, he is the online content editor at The East Bay Review and lives in Oakland, CA. He will always...

    Rosa Lane

    Poetry

     

    Rosa Lane received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1982. Her work has appeared in Briar Cliff Review, Crab Orchard Review, Milvia Street Journal, New South, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Lane’s poetry manuscript, Tiller North, won the 2014 Submissions Competition at Sixteen Rivers Press and will be published in...

     

         READ "Father" HERE

     

    George Choundas

    Fiction

    George Choundas has fiction and nonfiction in over twenty-five publications. He is author of The Pirate Primer, a former FBI agent, and half Cuban and half Greek...

     

         READ "Troth" HERE

    Marcia Peck

    Short-Short Fiction

    Marcia Peck’s writing most recently appears in Tribute to Orpheus 2 (Kearney Street Books) and Open to Interpretation: Fading Light (Taylor and O’Neill). “Long Distance” (Flashquake) received a Pushcart Prize nomination. Water Music was runner-up for the Faulkner-Wisdom award for an unpublished novel. She is a cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra...

        READ "Memento Mori"

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If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

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REFUND POLICY

Due to the nature of our business we cannot provide refunds.

WINNING THE COMPETITION

The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone and email provided by the potential winner. If the potential Winner(s) fails to respond within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor has the right to select an alternate potential Winner(s) in his/her place.

Winners and Finalists will be posted on www.newmillenniumwritings.org and emailed to NMW's email list as soon as the judging is finished.

PRIZES

The following prizes will be available to be awarded:

First Place Awards

Poetry: This Award will consist of an amount of $1,000 USD and publication of Winner’s Entry in NMW’s anthology, in print, e-book, and any other formats, and website.

Fiction: This Award will consist of an amount of $1,000 USD and publication of Winner’s Entry in NMW’s anthology, in print, e-book, and any other formats, and website. 

Flash Fiction: This Award will consist of an amount of $1,000 USD and publication of Winner’s Entry in NMW’s anthology, in print, e-book, and any other formats, and website.

Nonfiction: This Award will consist of an amount of $1,000 USD and publication of Winner’s Entry in NMW’s anthology, in print, e-book, and any other formats, and website.

SHIPPING POLICY

Usually, we ship any physical products within 1 to 7 days after your order is placed. NOTE: This does not include the complimentary anthology included with your submission(s), as the results of this competition will be published in the following year's anthology, that is the anthology you will receive.

PRIVACY POLICY

COLLECTION/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We are collecting personal information primarily to process Entries, to contact you if necessary, or for marketing and other purposes. By entering the Competition, you agree that we may share your information, in our sole discretion, with third parties that have a need to know the information, such as the judging panel or third parties that we retain to assist in administering the Competition; however, those third parties may only use the information for purposes related to this Competition.

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GENERAL

Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Terms and Conditions are solely the Winner's responsibility. Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the prize received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prize as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release. We award all prizes “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

If the potential winner is at least 13 years old and considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on Winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Competition is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Competition is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Competition to address the impairment and then resume the Competition in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Terms and Conditions or (b) terminate the Competition. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or supplement these Official Rules, and to communicate such modifications or supplements to Participants, as Sponsor deems reasonable.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

If you are selected as a potential Winner, we will notify you by e-mail and/or telephone. Prior to awarding a prize, we may require you to sign additional documents we believe are necessary to confirm your eligibility, to obtain a liability, publicity, and/or publication release, and to award any prize.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

The Competition and all accompanying website and promotional materials are copyright of New Millennium Writings. All rights reserved. The Competition is void outside the eligible entry jurisdictions and where prohibited by law. You agree that our decisions related to the Competition are final and binding in all matters. We reserve the right, to the maximum extent permitted by law, in our sole discretion, to change these rules or cancel the Competition at any time. We may also modify, terminate or suspend the Competition if any viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the Competition or submission of Entries. If you use the name or likeness of an individual in your Entry, you agree to be solely responsible for that use. You agree that we and our partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, along with any officers, directors, agents, employees and representatives of any of them (collectively, “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any action brought by a person whose consent you did not obtain. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any human or other error that may occur in the processing of the Entries; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries; (c) or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, which may occur in connection with this Competition, including, without limitation, any errors or problems related to the administration of the Competition, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, or the Competition-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for: (y) inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive, any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site; and (z) injury or damage to you or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be contrary to law, invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be of no force or effect; but the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY ENTRY (OR ANY PORTION OF ANY ENTRY) BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU AGREE (FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR HEIRS) THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR TO PERSON. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COURT COSTS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, OR BY REASON OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED TO A PRIZE). NOTHING IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL LIMIT ANY RELEASED PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THAT PARTY'S NEGLIGENCE, A BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.

FURTHER, IN ANY DISPUTE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, OTHER THAN ENTRANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (E.G. COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING). YOU FURTHER WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.