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1. The competition is open to authors of unpublished science fiction stories.

2. The stories must be written in Catalan, Spanish, English or French. They must be approximately of 70 to 115 pages in length (150,000 and 240,000 characters), typewritten and double-spaced on A4 sixe paper. The manuscripts will not be returned.

3. The works may be submitted by post (in duplicate) or by email (a pdf file).

3.1. If the original is sent by post (to Consell Social, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Edifici Til·lers, Jordi Girona, 31, 08034 Barcelona), the author must sign the story with a pseudonym and enclose a sealed envelope containing the following information:

Full name, personal identification number (identity card or similar), telephone number and email address. Members of the UPC community should also write "UPC Member" on the outside of the envelope.

The text UPC Science Fiction Award, the title of the work and the pseudonym of the author must be clearly written on the outside of the envelope.

3.2. If the original is sent by email (to consell.social@upc.edu), the author must sign thestory with a pseudonym and send by post a sealed envelope containing the following information:

Full name, personal identification number (identity card or similar), telephone number and email address. Members of the UPC community should also write "UPC Member" on the outside of the envelope.

The text UPC Science Fiction Award, the title of the work and the pseudonym of the author must be clearly written on the outside of the envelope.

4. The deadline for the submission of manuscripts for the 2018 edition is 2 p.m. 15 June, 2018. The decision of the jury, which will be final, will be made public before the end of 2018.

5. The jury will be made up of members of the UPC's teaching and research staff and people from outside the UPC who are involved in literature and science fiction.

6. The jury shall award an honorary prize and, if it sees fi t, an honorary special mention. A further honorary mention may also be awarded for the best story submitted by a member of the UPC.

7. The competition may be declared vacant.

8. By entering the competition, the author guarantees that his/her work is original and that he/she is the sole author, with full indemnity for the UPC in case of breach of this guarantee.
The author will be responsible for registering the work in the Intellectual Property Register and for the consequences arising from not doing so.

9. By entering the competition, winning authors authorise the dissemination of their works.

10. The prize consists of the publication of the winning story in electronic and printed formats. The joint publishers are the Universitat Politàcnica de Catalunya and Apache Libros, as part of its collection "Biblioteca de Ciencia Ficción en Español".

The prize implies that the author of the work transferring to the UPC exclusive rights over the work in electronic and printed format, for all countries, in Catalan, Spanish, English and French, for a period of four years from the award, including the rights to reproduce, distribute, publicly communicate and transform the work.

The author or authors are obliged to sign any documents that are necessary to formalise the transfer of rights.

11. The winning author and holders of any commercial rights over the winning story shall mention the UPC Science Fiction Award organised by the UPC’s Board of Trustees in all public communications regarding the work.

12. The participation in the UPC Science Fiction Award 2018 involves the acceptance of its rules.

Barcelona, January 2018
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