#TheLWord Writing Contest Official Rules

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By participating in the SHOWTIME L Word Wattpad Writing Contest (the "Contest"), each Contest participant ("Entrant") agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Showtime Networks Inc. ("Sponsor") and Wattpad Corp. ("Administrator"), which are final and binding in all matters.


1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in their applicable jurisdiction) at the time of Contest entry. By participating in the Contest and using the Website, Entrants agree to the terms and conditions of Administrator's Terms of Service, a copy of which can be found on the Website (defined below). Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse and parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Contest is void where prohibited. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.


To participate in the Contest, Entrants must submit a short story ("Entry") inspired by the SHOWTIME Original series The L Word and/or The L Word: Generation Q to

("Website") beginning 9:00 am EST on October 31, 2019 through 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2019 ("Entry Period"). Sponsor and Administrator shall provide a writing prompt and sample entries for Entrant reference. Eligible Entries must begin with the prompt and must follow all other submission instructions on the Website to be considered submitted. All Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. GMT on November 30, 2019 to be eligible. Eligible Entrants may enter as many times as they wish (with unique Entries) during the Entry Period. If you do not already have a Website account, you will be required to create one in order to enter. Creating an account is free as of the publication of these Official Rules. All Website terms and conditions apply. Accounts or Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void. Website's clock will be the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

All Entries must comply with the following submission requirements:

Each Entry must be written in English, be original and may not exceed one thousand (1,000) words in length, as reflected in the Wattpad desktop experience. Entries must not infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any third party. It is each Entrant's responsibility to ensure that he/she has all necessary rights to submit the Entry (with the exception of any rights associated with Sponsor) and to grant Sponsor and Administrator the rights described in these Official Rules. Entry (or any fictional story that is, in the opinions of the Sponsor and Administrator, substantially similar to the Entry) must not have been submitted to any other contest, or previously published. Entries must be submitted through your Website account in the manner specified on the Contest webpage. Entries must comply with all instructions specified on the Contest webpage (incorporated herein by reference) to be eligible to win. Written submissions must not contain identifying information (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses) of any real person, including Entrant. Entries must not contain material that is obscene, lewd, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, sexually explicit, racially or ethnically offensive, or that otherwise contains inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion, or that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any law. Entries must be appropriate for viewing by the general public; appropriateness will be determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion.

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