CONTEST RULES

Competition Rules: Open Eurasia 2019

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The organizers of the international festival and competition «Open Eurasian Literature Festival and Book Forum» (OEBF) are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 8th Literary Contest for Open Eurasia 2019.

The competition is open to writers, poets, translators, illustrators and directors.

Only one submission is allowed in each of the following categories:

1. Literary work

1.1. Prose,

1.2. Short prose ,

1.3. Poetry;

2. Literary translation;

3. Illustration;

4. Video.

5. Opinion journalism

Writers, poets, translators, illustrators, journalists and directors from all over the world are invited to participate in the competition with a total prize fund of USD $31,000.*

Works containing pornography, calls for extremism, propaganda of violence and cruelty, national intolerance, drugs and other inappropriate texts are not allowed in the competition. Participants can also be disqualified if they submit fraudulent work.

After publishing the work, the organizers reserve the right to remove the participant’s work from the official website of the contest.

The organizers are not obliged to remove any work requested by the participant.

If the application conditions are met the work will appear on the official website of the contest until September 25, 2019.

Exclusive copyright for all submitted works belong to the authors.

In accordance with the legislation of the United Kingdom the participant who submitted the work, the author of which is not, bears full responsibility to the holder of exclusive copyrights to the text.

From 2019,  only members of the Eurasian Creative Guild can participate FREE in the Open Eurasia competitions. If you’re not yet a member, you can purchase your membership at the time of submission or simply pay a single entry fee. Once you have paid for your membership and submitted your entry, please complete your membership registration at http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/.


Application conditions:

Literary work

The category «Literary work» is divided into 3 subcategories:

• Prose (story, novel);

• Small Prose (up to 7 thousand words);

• Poetry.

Each subcategory receives 1 (one) work not previously published in English.

Works are accepted in Russian, English, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Belarusian and Azerbaijani languages. Preference will be given to works in English. Contest works can be performed in literary genres of poetry, short story, novel or essay on a free topic.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click ‘Submit on Zealous’ and follow the application process. You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  1. synopsis and / or excerpt from the work (from 1000 to 1500 words) for publication on the site,
  2. the full text of the work,
  3. the author’s photo in good quality (size not less than 1 MB). Only the author should be shown in the photo.

The deadline for application is 15 September 2019.


Opinion journalism (Publicism)

One (1) work is accepted which has not been previously published with the size of 500 to 4000 words.

Works are accepted in Russian and English languages.

Theme: “Greater Eurasia: successes and problems of regional cooperation”.

The vast territory of Eurasia includes 94 states. 94 independent international relations and developing republics. For more than 30 years, the countries of the post-Soviet space have been building interregional relations with each other and with other countries on the mainland; they occupy their position on the world map as independent, strong states. What did these connections lead to? What do we have today? Economic, political, cultural relations that affect the lives of billions of people – how do they develop? Is it in the right direction?

We can talk both about economic relations between all the countries of Central Asia and about cooperation between countries far apart, for example, Uzbekistan and Latvia. We can talk about unrecognized states and their connections, about the works of oriental artists hung out in British galleries. Hundreds of options, each of which is of paramount importance in the framework of stable, healthy and promising international relations.

Tell us about them! What is this all about today?

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click ‘Submit on Zealous’ and follow the application process. You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  1. the full text of the work in a word document,
  2. the author’s photo in good quality (size not less than 1 MB). Only the author should be shown in the photo.

Only members of the Eurasian Creative Guild can participate FREE in the Open Eurasian competitions. For those who are not, you need to register and get FREE membership (offered free ONLY when applying to the Lev Gumilyov Award for Opinion Journalism) for the period up to December 1, 2019 or simply pay a single entry fee.

To become a member of the Guild, register at www.rus.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/

We also note that participants who have not previously been members of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) can receive free membership.

The deadline for application is 15 September 2019.


Literary translation

One work from each applicant, not previously published in English, is accepted for the competition.

A translation of an excerpt of one of the books published by Hertfordshire Press publishing house or a translation of a piece of work of one of the OEBF contestants of previous years and a translation of an excerpt of works submitted to the contest this year may be submitted to the contest. The list of works of previous years and links to them can be found on the competition sites: from 2012 to 2016 on the site www.rus.ocabookforum.com, 2017 www.17.ocabookforum.com, 2018 — 2019
www.eng.awardslondon.com

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click ‘Submit on Zealous ‘ and follow the application process. You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  1. the full text of the translated work in a word document,
  2. the author’s photo in good quality (size not less than 1 MB). Only the author should be shown in the photo.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2019.


Illustration

The competition is accepted from 1 to 5 works from each applicant.

In this category can be claimed illustration/illustrations to one of the books published by the publishing house Hertfordshire Press or illustration /illustrations to one of the works of the participants of the OEBF competitions of previous years, as well as submitted to the competition this year. The list of works of previous years and links to them can be found on the website of the competition from 2012 to 2016 www.rus.ocabookforum.com  , 2017 www.17.ocabookforum.com, 2018 to 2019www.eng.awardslondon.com

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click ‘Submit on Zealous’ and follow the application process. You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  1. the author’s photo in good quality (size not less than 1 MB). Only the author should be shown in the photo.
  2. Jpg illustration or illustrations (300 dpi resolution)

Please, when filling out the OEBF contest registration form, do not forget to indicate the participant’s name, year of participation in the OEBF contest and the name of the work to which Your illustration was made, or the name of the book published by Hertfordshire Press, to which You have made an illustration.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2019.


Video

The competition accepts one work from each applicant, based on a literary work in one of three categories:

1) Works published by Hertfordshire Press.

2) The Works participating in the contests OЕBF 2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016, 2018 (from 2012 to 2016 on the website www.rus.ocabookforum.com   2017 on www.17.ocabookforum.com )

3) Works submitted for participation in OEBF 2018-2019.

Works are accepted in any genre: video art, fiction, documentary and experimental films in Russian, English, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen and Azerbaijani languages. If the film contains a speech in English, subtitles in Russian are required, if in other languages mentioned above – in English. The length of the video should preferably not be more than 40 minutes and not less than 5.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click ‘Submit on Zealous’ and follow the application process. You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • the Director’s photo in good quality (size not less than 1 MB). Only the author should be shown in the photo.

Please, when filling out the registration form of the OEBF contest participant, do not forget to provide a working link to the video posted on the Internet (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).

The deadline for application is 15 September 2019.