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					                         LexisNexis Centenary Book Award

Background

To celebrate 100 years of publishing innovation, LexisNexis is excited to announce the commencement of the
LexisNexis Centenary Book Award, wherein a $30,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

The LexisNexis Book Award was established in 1984 to encourage, foster and recognise the highest standards
of authorship in legal publishing.

LexisNexis is looking for works that will enable practitioners, academics or students to be better informed
about an area of topical interest to the Australian legal industry.

Book proposals are to be submitted by 9 January 2012. A shortlist of finalists will be announced in February
2012. Each finalist will receive a publishing contract with LexisNexis, full editorial and marketing support and
royalties. Finalists will be asked to deliver their completed manuscript for publishing by 17 December 2012.

Based on the published works, the winner of the cash prize will be determined by an external expert judging
panel and announced in August 2013. In addition to highest quality and topical interest, best alignment of the
published work to the initial book proposal is key to winning the award.

To enter, please read through the terms and conditions outlined below and complete and sign the entry form.
Submit your completed entry form along with your book proposal (containing a full synopsis, table of
contents and one to two sample chapters) to bookaward@lexisnexis.com.au by 9 January 2012.

If it is not possible for an entry to be submitted electronically, hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Send
completed entry form and proposal to:

LexisNexis Book Award
Attn: Susan Lin
Brand Marketing Manager
LexisNexis Australia
Tower 2, 475-495 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067




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                                  2011 Terms and Conditions of Entry

Details of Prize

        Finalists will have their titles published by LexisNexis subject to the LexisNexis publishing agreement
         terms and conditions (including royalties). The titles will be promoted through the LexisNexis
         publishing and marketing programme.
        Based on the quality of the completed manuscripts, and subject to these terms and conditions, one
         winner will be chosen by an external judging panel as the winner of the LexisNexis Centenary Book
         Award to be awarded the $30,000 cash prize.

Eligible works

        The proposal submitted with the entry form should be a work with primary reference to legal
         scholarship and will enable practitioners, academics and/or students to be better informed about an
         area of topical interest to the Australian legal industry.
        The proposal and resulting manuscript must be an original work, prepared entirely by the entrant and
         it must be written in English. It cannot be under consideration to any other publisher or award. No
         more than 10% of the manuscript can have been previously published, in print or digital form, on a
         commercial basis.
        Titles with joint authorship will be considered for the LexisNexis Centenary Book Award.
        Proposals submitted for previous LexisNexis Book Awards will not be eligible. However, proposals
         with revised content will be considered.
        Book proposals must be new submissions to LexisNexis. Proposals already approved by LexisNexis
         prior to 15 July 2011 are not automatically eligible.

Deadlines

        To be considered, book proposals must be submitted to LexisNexis no later than 9 January 2012.
        Finalists will be announced in February 2012. Finalists must deliver their completed manuscript by 17
         December 2012 or by a reasonable date, as determined by LexisNexis, otherwise the finalist forfeits
         the competition.

Submission Requirements

   All book proposals must include the following:
     LexisNexis Centenary Book Award 2011 Entry Form
     One to two page synopsis
     Annotated table of contents
     One to two sample chapters.

Entry Restrictions

Entrants must be residents of Australia.


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Other Terms and Conditions

        Entrants must lodge their proposal with an accompanying official entry form or the entry may be
         deemed ineligible for the prize.
        Entrants cannot vary nor revoke their entry after 9 January 2012.
        Proposals and manuscripts will not be returned.
        An electronic acknowledgment from LexisNexis will be sent to each entrant on receipt of entry.
        All unsuccessful entrants will be individually advised of the results.
        A group of shortlisted finalists, from which the winner of the LexisNexis Centenary Book Award will be
         chosen, will be announced in February 2012. Entrants acknowledge that selection as a finalist will
         entitle LexisNexis to have copyright in their works and hence, exclusive worldwide publishing rights to
         their entry and completed manuscript.
        Shortlisted authors must participate in marketing activities for the book as requested by LexisNexis
         including media interviews, providing further information about their publication, attending the
         awards ceremony and may be asked to participate in a panel discussion organised by LexisNexis.
        The winner of the LexisNexis Centenary Book Award will be chosen by an esteemed independent
         judging panel. The names of the judges will be announced in January 2013. The decision made by the
         judges will be final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into concerning the decision.
         The judges shall have the discretion to divide the final prize between authors of entries they consider
         of equal merit. If, in their opinion, no entry is worthy of the prize, no winner shall be chosen.
        Judges may have the discretion to reject any manuscript under any extraordinary conditions.
        The winner of the LexisNexis Centenary Book Award will be notified in strict confidence in August
         2013, at which time the winner must agree to keep results confidential until a public announcement
         is made by LexisNexis through an awards ceremony.
        The provision of prize money of $30,000 awarded to the winner may be subject to GST and in which
         case the prize money will be taken to be inclusive of GST.
        Each entrant is required to complete the entry form, which binds them to the above conditions of
         entry.

Inquiries or requests for further information should be directed to:

Susan Lin
Brand Marketing Manager
LexisNexis Australia
Tower 2, 475-495 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067

Email:   susan.lin@lexisnexis.com.au
Tel:     02 9422 2574




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