Official Stuff

Terms and Conditions

How to Win a Prize or M@x Goodies:

  • You must be a Devon Library Member to win, so please include your name, age and membership number (from your library ticket) with anything you send to me.
  • My competitions are for people age 16 and under - not grown-ups - unless otherwise stated.
  • Prizes are as stated - no cash alternative is available.
  • Winners may be asked to take part in publicity.
  • Any work must be original – your own ideas and efforts and not borrowed from someone else. They should not have been published anywhere else.
  • Devon Libraries will have the right to reproduce any work as part of Library Service promotions.
  • Items can be taken into your local library, clearly marked “For M@x at The Zone”, emailed as an attachment to, or post to:

    M@x, c/o Devon Libraries
    Great Moor House,
    Bittern Road,
    EX2 7NL.
  • You can also send reviews or pictures to me using one of my special forms
  • I can only accept files in the following formats, Word (doc) (docx), Plain Text (txt), Rich Text Format (rft), or pictures/graphics (jpg), (bmp), (gif), (png) up to a maximum size of 1MB - other (html), (htm), (swf)
  • If you want your original work returned to you, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • None of your personal details will appear on the website, except for your first name, age and the name of your local library, e.g. “Stephen, age 12 from Barnstaple” or “Tracey, age 5 from Ottery St Mary”. We want to make sure that everyone who uses this website will be safe.
  • If your work is going to appear on the site, I'll send you a letter inviting you to contact your local library and arrange a time to collect your prize
  • M@x’s decisions is final and he can’t discuss his reasons for choosing or not choosing items.
  • If at first you don’t succeed – keep trying! We really look forward to getting your book reviews, stories, poems, pictures and photographs.
  • If you send photographs of yourself or friends you will need to get your parents/carers (and friends parents/carers) to sign a special permission form so that we can use them on the site. The forms are available from your library.

Please note the contents of the Goody Bags are not suitable for children under 36 months as they could present a choking hazard.


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