In anticipation of Western Writers of America’s annual convention in the
latter part of June, Western Writers of America is challenging booksellers,
museum gift shop managers, and librarians to create a window or shelf
display that highlight western authors and western musicians and their work.
The store, library, and museum gift shop judged to have the best display will
each win $500.
WWA was incorporated in 1953 to promote the literature of the American
West. Like the Western landscape itself, WWA and the books, songs, and
stories produced by its members have evolved immensely. WWA boasts
more than 750 members who are historians, nonfiction authors, young adult,
romance writers, songwriters, poets, and screenwriters for film and
To participate in the book display contest independent booksellers, museum
gift shops, and libraries are asked to email a photo of their display featuring
books about the Old West with the subject Western Writers of America
Bookseller Display Contest. From photos submitted between April 4,
2022 and May 3, 2022 Western Writers of America will select five finalists
based on the creativity, originality, and design of the display. Western
Writers of America will announce the winning bookstore, library, and
museum gift shop on Friday, June 3, 2022 and again at the Spur Award
banquet on June 25, 2022. We would like to invite a representative of
the winning bookstore to attend the Spur Award banquet.
Full contest details are available below and booksellers, museum gift shop
managers, and librarians are encouraged to visit the Western Writers of
America website at www.westernwriters.org.
Official Rules for Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR
CHANCES OF WINNING.
Open to independent booksellers, museum gift shops, and libraries
located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.
How to Enter:
1. To enter Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest review
these Official Rules; create a display of western themed books or westernthemed
music and take a photo of the display. There is no minimum or
maximum number of books that can appear in the display. The focus of the
display should be on books written by WWA members. (You can find a list of
members elsewhere on our website).
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Western Writers
of America Bookseller Display Contest,” and include in the body of the email
your name and email address, and your bookstore name, address and
telephone number and any social media pages created for the bookstore.
You must have permission from any persons who appear in the photo before
submitting it. Photos may not include obscene or offensive materials or
defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights.
By entering, you agree that your photo may be posted on the Western
Writers of America website.
2. Contest entry begins April 4, 2022. Entries must be received no later than
May 3, 2022, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). The sole determinant of time
for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the WWA board of
directors. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not
constitute proof of receipt.
3. Entries will not be returned. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part
illegible or incomplete. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost,
incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries.
4. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies are not
responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, lost
or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete,
inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the
sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or
utilized in this contest which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by
any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this
If for any reason the contest is not capable of being conducted as
described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate,
modify or suspend the contest. In the event of a dispute over the identity of
an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder
of the email account.
Judging and Voting:
1. Voting period begins May 3, 2022, and ends June 1, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
1. The display that is voted the best by the WWA Book Display Managers is
declared the winner.
2. Winning bookseller, library, and museum gift shop will be announced June
3, 2022, and he or she will be notified by email or telephone.
1. The winning bookseller and museum gift shop will receive a $500 check
from the Sponsor.
This contest is open to booksellers, libraries, and museum gift shops located
in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. You are not eligible if
you are an employee of Sponsor, Facebook, Woobox, the Authors and
Musicians, their respective affiliates, or other party in any way involved in
the development or administration of this contest, or a member of the
immediate family or household member of any such employee.
Release of liability/Consent to publicity:
By entering the contest, you: (i) confirm compliance with the Official Rules;
(ii) consent to and grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free
license to use your name, city, comments, photographs and/or other
likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes, including
posting on the contest page without further notice or compensation, and
agree that you may be required to sign an agreement to that effect, except
where prohibited by law; and (iii) release Sponsor, Facebook, Woobox, the
Authors and Musicians, their respective affiliates, and other parties in any
way involved in the development or administration of this contest,
(collectively the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability from any
claims, actions, damages, loss, injury, costs, demands and liabilities arising
in connection with the contest and/or the prize.
1. This contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, subject to
amendment by Sponsor. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any
inconsistency with other contest related materials.
2. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will
be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account.
3. By participating in the contest, you acknowledge that you have read and
understood these Official Rules which is available to you at the point of entry
and agree to abide and be bound by them and all decisions of Sponsor,
which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters
relating to this contest and the awarding of prizes.
4. Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to modify
or terminate the contest and amend the Official Rules at any time, without
individual notice, and for any reason. In no event will more than the stated
number of prizes be awarded.
5. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and none will be returned. No
correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants.
Winners will be announced on the WWA Website and Social Media sites.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or
associated with, Facebook or Woobox. Any questions, comments or
complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Sponsor, not
Facebook or Woobox.