12 August

Cowley Literary Award

Turning to literature, the terms of the Cowley Literary Award describe, somewhat confusingly, some overlapping licences required from all entrants.  It is at least clear that a non- exclusive licence is required from all entrants, for an unlimited period of time but for the limited purpose of promoting the award, and on that basis the award has been rated 3 out of 5 stars. The terms should be clearer when describing the different licences required. For a perfect rating, licences should be required from finalists/winners only instead of from all entrants, and be limited in time.  It is great though that the organisers will credit the author, although it would have been better if the words “where possible” were omitted.

3 Stars