Please read the competition rules and the following instructions before you complete the entry form. You may want to print this page to use as a reference while you complete the entry form.
Note for multiple volume entries: Within each category we allocate approximately equal judging time to each entry. If you have an entry of above average length, the judges may not be able to give it as thorough attention as they give other entries. If you have an entry of multiple volumes, consider submitting the volumes as separate entries.
1. Download the Entry Form
MS Word DOC
2. Complete the Entry Form
Each entry must have its own entry form.
Make sure you complete every required field on the form.
3. Email the completed Entry Form
Send it to the Entries Manager, Cindy Kratz.
4. Sign the Entry Form and make copies
Read the certification information and sign the printed form indicating that you understand the statements and agree to the terms.
Make five copies of the signed form (send the original and four copies, and keep one copy for your records).
5. Prepare your entries (four copies)
For Web-based entries, provide the material on CD, DVD, or USB drive. If absolutetly necessary to view on the Internet, make sure each signed entry form contains the correct URL and any passwords that judges might need to access the Web content. Do not change the location of the entry's content until the judging period is over.
For all other entries, obtain four copies of the entry. Insert a copy of the signed entry form into each copy of the entry. Do not staple the form to the entry.
6. Prepare your payment
Credit Card through PayPal
Make a check payable to "STC Spotlight Awards" for the appropriate entry fee. See fees for details.
Write the entry name on the memo line of the check.
Attach the original signed entry form to the check. If you write one check for multiple entries, attach all original signed entry forms to the check.
7. Package and mail your entries
Put the check OR a copy of the PayPal payment confirmation, and the entry form in an envelope marked "entry form and check." Pack the envelope on top of your entry copies.
If your entry is in more than one box, number the boxes "m" of "n" and include the check and original entry form in the number 1 box.
Mail your entry to arrive no later than the entry deadline. Entries received after this date will not be accepted into the competitions regardless of date mailed. Entries will not be returned, regardless of whether they are accepted by the competition. Your check, however, will be returned if your entry is not accepted.
Mail your entries to:
STC Spotlight Awards
c/o Cindy Kratz
1706 Via Alegre
Escondido, CA 92027
Make sure you send your entry package WITHOUT signature requirements.
You will receive an e-mail confirming that the entry was received.