Tuesday, September 23, 2008

$5,000 Grammy Awards Competition Rules (see previous post)


1. This contest is open to juris doctorate candidates currently enrolled
at an ABA accredited law school. LLM candidates are not eligible.

2. Entrants must be a currently enrolled student as of January 1, 2009.

3. Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted in the contest.

4. Each author may submit only one entry.

5. Previous winners and/or finalists are ineligible.

6. Authors must research and identify a compelling legal issue
confronting the music industry, and propose a solution.

7. Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents (to be defined
below) must be submitted online at https://elisubmissions.box.net/ on or
before January 2, 2009. Late manuscripts will not be considered.
Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.

8. Manuscripts shall be no longer than 3,000 words not including
endnotes/footnotes. Entrants must use The Bluebook: A Uniform System of
Citation, for citation style. Current contact information including
address, phone number and email address should accompany the manuscript.

9. Entrants' names shall not appear on the manuscript, but shall appear
on a separate title page to be removed when a number is assigned to the
entry. The title page should also contain a one or two sentence
synopsis of the article.

10. Manuscripts will be judged on: (1) clarity of expression
(organization, clarity of presentation, spelling, grammar), (2)
originality of thought (uniqueness of topic), (3) depth of analysis, (4)
relevance to industry, and (5) essay requirements (whether the essay
conforms to the contest rules).

11. Each manuscript submitted shall be accompanied by a letter from the
author in which he or she certifies that the article submitted has not
had prior publication, that it is original work prepared by the author
alone for this contest, and that the author transfers ownership to the
GRAMMY Foundation. If the submitted article is not selected as a
finalist, The GRAMMY Foundation automatically transfers ownership back
to the author, and he/she is able to pursue other publication.

12. Winners will be announced on or before January 30, 2009.

13. Awards will be distributed as follows: $5,000 for first place and
$1,500 for each of four runners-up. All five finalists receive one
GRAMMY Awards ticket, hotel accommodations, round trip airfare, one
ticket to the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon, one ticket to
MusiCares(r) Person of the Year dinner, and an invitation to the GRAMMY
Nominee Reception.

* Completed Manuscript
* Complete contact info including phone, email, and mailing
* Transfer of ownership letter
* All of these documents must be submitted to
http://www.box.net/elisubmissions on or before January 2, 2009

The GRAMMY Foundation and ELI would like to thank box.net for their
valued support of this year's legal writing contest.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Loren Fishbein at the GRAMMY
310-392-3777 ext. 8691 or by e-mail at loren.fishbein@grammy.com