Internet Lodge 9659 are delighted that the
competition is being supported by the Pro Grand Master of the United Grand
Lodge of England, MWBro The Marquess of Northampton. Who will be present at our
Installation meeting in March 2008 to present the prize to the best entry.
2007 Short Papers Competition Rules
Closing Date: The Closing Date for submissions is 31st December 2007
Submission method: Your paper should be sent as an email attachment
by the closing date. The e-mail to which the paper is attached should list your
name, Masonic affiliations, email address, postal mail address and telephone
number. If your paper is eligible for a Nova
Award, please add the date, place and Lodge of your initiation.
Length: 500 words is the maximum length of papers, about one page of
typescript which takes about 5 minutes to read aloud. Papers for the Nova
Award may be up to 1500 words in length but if a paper is longer than 500
words it is not eligible for any other category of Award.
Format: Please submit your entry in the form of a Word document (.doc).
If you have difficulties in providing your paper in this format please contact
us at the above email address and we will try to arrange a suitable
alternative. Please put your name and email address into the header or footer
of the page so any confusion is avoided. Should your paper be published, your
email address will be removed.
Style. Because papers are intended to be read aloud they should be
written as a script. Please use bold or underline to indicate emphasis, for
example. While correct spelling will be appreciated punctuation will be
considered flexible and the judges will accept variation from established norms
provided these help the paper deliver its message when read aloud.
Content: The content must have Masonic relevance and be of
educational value. Beyond this there is no constraint on the subject matter.
Controversial material is not unwelcome provided that it is presented in a fair
and balanced way. Papers containing material which the judges consider
offensive or otherwise unsuitable will be eliminated.
Online publication: All papers selected by the judges as worthy of
publication will be published online by Internet Lodge thus creating a resource
for use by other Masons for use in Lodges. The winning papers will be selected
from the group of published papers. The selected papers will be published
online in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) and will include the authors name and
State or Country of Residence. It will not include any other personal details.
By entering the competition you agree to publication of your entry by Internet
Lodge and its further use by other Masons.
Originality: Your paper must be your own original writing. The judges
will eliminate papers containing any form of plagiarism, including cut and
paste from elsewhere.
References: We do understand that you may have drawn upon various
works before creating your paper. Please let us know what these sources are in
the form of references. References are not counted as part of the 500 words.