Conditions of the Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award

The Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation (local, public) announces the first edition of the Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016.

Objective

Unpublished works written in Spanish that have not been previously awarded in any other contest are eligible for this prize. The author of the submitted work guarantees that they are in fact the author, and that the work is original. The entry must consist of 34 aphorisms about the theme of Los Angeles.

Applicants

. Authors of any age and nationality, whose works meet the requirements established above, that have not been convicted by a final judgement on the penalty of possibly losing the obtaining subsidies or state aid, or sanctioned by firm resolution for the same motive, have physical residence in a territory considered by law as a tax haven and have fulfilled their tax and Social Security obligations.

Submitting to this Literary award supposes the acceptance and complete fulfillment of these requirements and all of the obligations established in these conditions.

Endowment of the Award

. The award consists of the publication of the entry and a cash prize of 1,500 euros. The winner will be entitled to receive 2 copies of their published work. Participants expressly and without monetary compensation authorize the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to reproduce, publish, edit, distribute, read aloud, display, and project their entry, activities always related to the cultural and artistic promotion goal of the Foundation.

The prize will be declared void if the jury decides that none of the works submitted are at the sufficient literary quality.

Presentation and Documentation of the Work

. The authors who enter to win the Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016 will have to follow the instructions and provide the information listed below:

The works will be presented by email to fundacionrafaelperezestrada@gmail.com

The entry will obligatorily submitted in a sealed envelope.

iii. The authors will send the following files:

A PDF file of the work stating the title of the work and the pseudonym on the first page in capital letters, all written double spaced, using size 12pt Arial font.

The second PDF file will be the sealed envelope submission, shown in annex I, which will indicate the title of the work, pseudonym, first and last name(s) of the author, phone number, and contact address.

The third will be the DNI, NIE, passport number, or official identification document of the applicant, fully scanned in any of the following formats: pdf, jpg, png, or gif. This document will prove the identity of the applicant, pending the verdict of the jury.

Underage participants must present authorization and photocopy of the ID of a parent or guardian that expresses their consent of the participation of the minor in the presentation of the award.

These three (or in the case of minors, four) files are required for the admission of the submission. Applications may also be submitted by any of the means established in article 38.4 of Law 30/92 of November 26, directed to the Gerald Brennan House/Rafael Pérez Estrada Municipal Public Foundation, Málaga, Torremolinos Street 56. Churriana 29140.

Participation in the competition must be individual or collective, the works that are created by several participants will be called “Collective Work,” in which case they must provide documents of each one of the participants, indicating they have submitted a “Collective Work.”

The submission of a work that is late, missing information, or missing the mandatory files will be automatically disqualified without any communication to the applicant. Any work that has been awarded in another competition or contest will also be disqualified.

vii. After their registration, the participants expressly empower the Local Public Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to, once the decision is issued by the Jury, check the requirements set out in paragraph 2 to be up to date with their tax and Social Security obligations.

viii. Once the jury issues its decision, if the author who wins the award is not a Spanish citizen or is not a tax resident in Spain, they will have to provide the certificate of residence issued by the tax authority in their country in order to avoid international double taxation in respect to withholding tax.

Annexes II, III, and IV of these Conditions will only be required of the author that is awarded by the jury’s decision. They must be filled out and submitted in writing within a period of ten days. The prize winner not providing this fiscal documentation or if the subsequent verification does not meet the requirements established by law, the submission will be disqualified.

The original submissions, with the exception of the winner’s, will be destroyed three months after the award winner is publically announced, and there will be no further correspondence with the authors.

Presentation of the Procedures and Deadlines

. The application for participation (see Annex I) with the attached files described in paragraph 4 of these Conditions, shall be submitted between August 2 to October 2, 2016.

Constitution of the Jury and Decision

. The jury will be composed of seven (7) professionals of recognised prestige in the world of literature and/or linked to the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation. The Director of the Foundation will act as Secretary, will participate with a voice in the judging, but will not have a vote. The awarding of the prize will correspond to the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation, the awards will be announced publicly, and will be held in an open and public meeting at the Foundation.

The jury will propose the winning work to the Director of the Foundation, prior to the award of the prize, as it has been explained in paragraphs 2 and 4, by the Foundation, and shall be checked and/or the author must prove that it meets the legal requirements for the granting of the award and must provide their personal bank account for the payment of the prize.

The jury’s deliberations are secret, and will not establish communication with any participant and its ruling will be final. In no case may the prize be granted to two works ex aequo.

Neither the members of the jury nor the winner may make known the identity of the winner unilaterally, but at the time of the Local Public Rafael Pérez Estrada makes it public through solemn act, which may possibly coincide with the date that the prize is awarded.

Acceptance of the Conditions by the Interested Parties and Determination of Immunity

. The submission to this literary contest does not generate any right until a participant has been awarded the prize by the Local Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation.

The effects of all the procedures in this Convocation shall be conditioned that to award the prize, the same circumstances of fact and law existing at the time when such acts were produced will remain.

The publications of the announcement of the Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award, among the other conditions of the announcement, dates of development, as well as award-winning, will be carried out on the Foundation’s website: www.fundacionrafaelperezestrada.com

Submission to this literary prize supposed the acceptance of the present conditions, and the commitment of the author not to withdraw the work prior to the ruling, accepting the award if it were granted, or refund it if any of the specified requirements in the call for proposals are met, as well as sign many documents necessary for the fulfilment of these conditions, and to accept that the dissemination or reproduction of the work in the framework of the present contest shall not prejudice or impair any right of intellectual property of the participant.

For any controversy that would have to be settled through the courts the parties renounce their own jurisdiction and are subject to the courts of Málaga.

Annex I. Form to Participate in the First Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016.

Personal Information:

Last name(s), First name

NIF/NIE/Passport #/DNI

Address

Postal Code and City

Country

Email

Home and Cell Phone Numbers

I confirm that I want to participate in the Convocation of the First Award organized by the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation

Title of the work:

Affidavit

I confirm that I am the author of the work, that my work is unpublished and not a copy or modification of any other, nor does it correspond to any deceased author. I confirm that I have committed to third party editing rights on my work, that it has not been awarded previously in any other competition, and that I am not in any of the prohibitions set out in this call for proposals, to obtain the status of the beneficiary.

In accordance with what is established in the announcement of the First Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016, and I wish to qualify for said award. I declare that tall allegations previously performed are true and accept the conditions established for this prize.

I also authorise the Public Local Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation, pursuant to Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13 on the protection of data, that, if my work is the winner, my name, the title of the novel, and and any other personal data provided may be publicized on the internet or in other media.

…………………, the …………. of……………..2016

The Applicant

Signed: …………………………………………..

The Public Municipal Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation Annex II. Authorization for the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to obtain information from the tax agency of current compliance with tax obligations.

The person signing below authorizes the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to request a certificate of current compliance with tax obligations of the State Tax Administration Agency. This authorization is granted exclusively for the purposes of the award of the First Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016

o Last name(s), First name

o NIF/NIE/Passport #/DNI

o Address

o Postal Code and City

o Country

o Email

o Home and Cell Phone Numbers

…………………, the …………. of……………..2016

The Applicant

Signed: …………………………………………..

The Public Municipal Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation Annex III. Authorization for the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to collect data from the General Treasury of Social Security of current fulfilment of obligations toward Social Security.

The person signing below authorizes the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to request a certificate of current compliance with the fulfillment of obligations to Social Security from the General Treasury of the Social Security. This authorization is granted exclusively for the purposes of the award of the First Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016

o Last name(s), First name

o NIF/NIE/Passport #/DNI

o Address

o Postal Code and City

o Country

o Email

o Home and Cell Phone Numbers

…………………, the …………. of……………..2016

The Applicant

Signed: …………………………………………..

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The Public Municipal Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation Annex IV. Authorization for the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to collect data from the autonomous organism of tax management of his Excellency’s Municipality of Málaga.

The person signing below authorizes the Rafael Pérez Estrada Foundation to collect data from the autonomous organism of tax management of his Excellency’s Municipality of Málaga. This authorization is granted exclusively for the purposes of the award of the First Rafael Pérez Estrada Aphorisms Award 2016

o Last name(s), First name

o NIF/NIE/Passport #/DNI

o Address

o Postal Code and City

o Country

o Email

o Home and Cell Phone Numbers

…………………, the …………. of……………..2016

The Applicant

Signed: …………………………………………..