facts of this page:
TO EARN ELTON GEMS, AND WHAT I GET WITH THEM
QUALIFIES FOR A GEM, AND HOW?
AND HOW TO SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTION
DO YOU WANT ME TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE?
TO EARN ELTON GEMS, AND WHAT I GET WITH THEM:
Questions Answered, our Terms and Conditions Explained
1997, Elton was made a Free Citizen of the City of Nice.
Well, now you can become a free citizen too!
must earn SIX Elton Gems on your EJW.com Passport in one
year to qualify for FREE CITIZENSHIP to all parts of EltonJohnWorld.com.
gives you all the following. And Gems allows you to enjoy
those benefits FREE next year!
means you can
collect less than SIX Elton
Gems within your first year of joining EJW.com
you can TRANSFER your whole allocation to the second year,
accelerating your chances of getting your renewal for FREE
in Year 2! If you collect more than six Elton Gems within
one year, you can carry over a surplus of up to two Gems
to the next year.
QUALIFIES FOR A GEM, AND HOW?
ONE Elton Gem for every:
news on Elton John or Elton-related news
you attended and reviewed
top-quality contemporary photo of Elton in concert or
less-quality contemporary photos of Elton in concert or
old photo of Elton, which has never been published before
there are lots of great ways to acquire your Gems!
articles and photos must be YOUR
have never been published elsewhere before
allow EJW.com to reproduce these in full or in part.
YOU reserve the right to re-publish your article elsewhere,
but EJW.com requires you to ensure third parties attribute
the article/photo as having appeared on EltonJohnWorld.com
will always credit the article/photo owner, unless you expressly
ask us not to. We only publish name and city/country
ask you to send your photos in j-peg format
your articles in Miscrosoft Word
Matlock or Fran
Gilles where they can be checked for any risk of viruses
before being considered for publication.
Items emailed to our other addresses
risk being ignored, as we have
a responsibility to all our Citizens to try to ensure a
safe, harmonious, virus-free service.
other formats of text or photo files, please check with
SO HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE?
it is supplied by email to George
Matlock or Fran
Gilles. Or post it, in typed paper format or PC diskette,
to UK address (see above). You can also use our
EASY ACCESS Writing Form
to send us your text or photos.
follow these guidelines when emailing articles to your news
a Headline. Make it clear rather than too witty!
Get to the point fast. You can always return to an issue
later in the article, but readers want to get the juice
it lively if you can. Offer personal observations
if they appear to be valid and relevant. Make clear
which parts are personal observations.
out any acronyms on first reference that might be
unfamiliar outside your region or area. JRE is better
spelled out John Reid Enterprises.EJAF is Elton John
AIDS Foundation. Spell out the name of songs and albums.
So it is Songs from the West Coast, not SFTWC !
more editing we need to do, the quicker we will tire
and not award a gem. Have Mercy on the Editor!!
we want original material. So, no copying other fans,
and no copying of newspapers!
we accept tip-offs from newspaper articles/tour news
if we did not know about them. These can be as little
as 30 words!
is NO MAX or MIN length, it is more...what you think
the article is worth. The editors reserve the right
to edit back.
you plan to write a mega-item....it
may be awarded 2 and sometimes 3
Gems! BUT, please
contact us FIRST, to discuss with us what you plan to write
- it would be heart-breaking if you wrote something we didn't
know about, and then, before you pushed the button, someone
else got in first!
editors reserve the right to decline publication, whether
for Gems or not, any item of text or photography which it
considers breaches the editorial policy detailed here, or
which is irrelvant to Elton John fandom, carries an intent
to offend, is deemed in poor taste or lacks probity.
Photos are more subjective,
but we can spot a good photo and
reward that with a Gem.
Genuinely poor photos, or those which will not reproduce
online successfully, will not achieve an Elton Gem. We have
SUPPOSED TO BE FAN-FUN!
AND REMEMBER: Writing
articles and sending photos is not about saving on an already
competitive rate of subscription to EltonJohnWorld.com
It is more about having
fun, expressing your fandom, and sharing your experiences
with fellow fans. If fans stopped writing, ALL of us
would be poorer. Share the fandom!
By becoming a Citizen
member of EJW.com it is assumed you have received and read
the above terms, conditions and useful guidance notes. If
you applied online, you will have received an email detailing
The terms are binding
and irrevocable. You may like to print off these conditions
for future reference, or request the conditions are emailed
back to you to save the forest of EltonJohnWorld.com.
To request by email
When you email, post
to us, or Submit using the online writing form, it is assumed
you agree with and comply to the best of your ability with
the terms, conditions and guidance.