90 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 80 PART 1 JANUARY 2022
David Roberts, Q.C., Anne Giardini, Q.C., and Peter Roberts, Q.C. The decisions
of the judges as to the literary merit of the contributions shall be final.
First prize: $400 gift certificate at a local book store and publication in
Second prize: $250 gift certificate at a local book store and possible publication
in the Advocate
Third prize: $100 gift certificate at Zefferelli’s Spaghetti Joint and possible
publication in the Advocate
Winning entries will be selected by, at the latest, February 17, 2023. Contest
judges may award fewer than three prizes if, in their judgment, they
consider it appropriate.
All submissions, including winning entries, will also be considered for
possible publication by the Vancouver Bar Association or an independent
publisher in a selection of “legal fictions” to be released at a later date.
TRANSFER OF RIGHTS
In consideration of having their fiction reviewed for:
(a) possible selection as winning entries;
(b) possible publication in the Advocate; and
(c) possible inclusion in a selection of submissions to be published in
contributors agree upon submitting their work that the Vancouver Bar
Association (publisher of the Advocate), or its licensee, shall have the sole
and exclusive right, in Canada and for a period of 15 years, to print, publish
and sell their work in such form or forms as the Vancouver Bar Association
may in its discretion consider appropriate, such right to revert automatically
to all contributors whose works of fiction are not selected as winning entries
or for inclusion in the selection of submissions to be published.
Contributors further undertake, if required by the Vancouver Bar Association,
to execute both a written assignment in order to confirm the transfer
of rights described above to the Vancouver Bar Association and a waiver of
the moral rights attached to their work, should their work be selected for
publication in the Advocate as a winning entry or for inclusion in a selection
of submissions to be published in book form. All proceeds or royalties, if
any, from the sales of such a selection will be paid to the benefit of the
Vancouver Bar Association, a non-profit organization.