By entering the competition, entrants together with any other member of the public involved (all such persons being referred to as ‘SFL Participant’) hereby agree to be bound by these rules as amended from time to time, and by the challenge instructions.

It is the responsibility of SFL Participants to keep themselves informed as to any updates of these rules, and they acknowledge that any failure to comply with these rules could lead to their disqualification without reasons being given or opportunity for challenge.

SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival, (hereafter known as ‘SFL), with respect to SFL Participant’s involvement in the SFL 48 Flash Fiction Challenge (hereafter known as ‘Challenge’ and creation of a short story (the ”story”) pursuant to the terms below.

  1. The Judges shall be those people detailed on the SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr challenge pages.
  2. The decision of the Judges over every instance shall be final and unchallengeable. No correspondence will be entered into or comment issued on any matters concerning the challenge, and no reasons given for any decision made by the Judges.
  3. The challenge is open to anyone aged 18 or over.  Entrants should, if under 18, obtain permission in advance from their parent or guardian and be able to demonstrate that to the Judges’s satisfaction. Employees of Reed Business Information, FestivalBiz  and contractors, the promoters and individuals connected with any company involved in the competition, agents and members of the immediate family of the above people will not be eligible to participate.
  4. Proof of submission will not constitute proof of delivery and no responsibility will be accepted for lost, corrupted, delayed or mislaid entries.
  5. There will be no alternatives to the prizes offered and prizes are not transferable.
  6. It is understood that SFL reserves the right to exhibit or publish those entries, which adhere to the “Rules of the Challenge.”
  7. SFL is providing the event and the guidelines in which the SFL Participant is taking part; a performance and publication opportunity for some of the completed work; and prize(s) for the winner(s). The SFL Participant hereby affirms that he/she has all rights to the story and its content.
  8. SFL Participant hereby acknowledges that SFL is granted an in-perpetuity, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to promote, publish, sample, sub-licence exhibit, broadcast, record or disseminate in any way possible, including and not limited to publication, broadcast television, cable television, radio and/or the internet; and the right to publicise the SFL and Challenge using the name or passages of and from the “Story.”  We will never charge any money for the story or film, but we will offer it free to anyone who wants to show it.   The intellectual property in the work is yours and we do not make any claim on this, so we wont take the world or characters you develop without permission.
  9. The SFL Participant acknowledges that participation in the Challenge is without remuneration or compensation whatsoever.
  10. The SFL participant agree that the Challenge is for recreational purposes only and that there is no obligation on the part of SCI-FI-LONDON et al to assign a winner or to publish the story if it is not suitable for publication. These and all the rules are at the sole discretion of SCI-FI-LONDON et al.
  11. FORMATTING:Standard manuscript format: in a serif font (Courier/Times New Roman/Garamond etc) + 12 point size + double spaced lines + single column layout + no illustrations.

    Include your name and full contact details on the first page AND list the cues you were given on entry: Title + Line of Dialogue

    Manuscripts to be submitted digitally in PDF or MS Word or Apple Pages file formats only as email attachments.

    Please also include your word count – note the maximum is 2000 words