NAME: ____________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________

CITY: __________________________________ STATE: _______ ZIP: _________

EMAIL: ________________________________________________

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I certify that I have read and agree to comply with the contest rules, and that I accept the conditions and limitations stated below.

SIGNATURE: ________________________________________ DATE: _____________

Entry Submittal: Mail your completed and signed entry form and a copy of your original story and/or essay with a non-attached cover letter listing your name, mailing address, email address, college, and the title and genre (ficton or essay) of each submission to: American Identity, P.O. Box 4727, Berkeley CA 94704. Entries must be received by June 30, 2006.

Eligibility: There is no reading fee. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and actively attending an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Students are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-U.S. citizens. Contestants must have a valid email address for notification purposes.

Author Rights: reserves the right to publish entries on the website for the lifetime of, and to submit the winning entries to other print and online publications. You retain all other rights to your story or essay.

Limitations: Partially completed entries, illegible entries, and submissions with incomplete or unsigned entry forms will not be accepted. No liability is assumed for lost, late, mutilated, illegible, stolen entries, or for postage due or misdirected mail. is not responsible for errors in printing or electronic presentation of the Contest. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to causes beyond our control which adversely affect the secrecy, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. In the event the contest must be terminated, a notice will be posted on our website. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Reasonable care is taken, but we are not responsible for manuscripts lost in the mail. All taxes (federal, state, local, and any other) are winnersí sole responsibility. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be assigned. No substitutions allowed. Prizes will be paid by check in U.S. currency.

Notification: Prize Winners will be notified by email and will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability within 14 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and, at our discretion, the selection of an alternate Winner. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

Limits of Liability: By participating, all entrants agree that and Charles Hugh Smith will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, or participation in this contest. By entering the contest the Prize Winners consent to the use of his or her name and biographical data for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of future American Identity contests with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law). Other entry names will not be used for subsequent mail solicitation.