THIS MAGAZINE is intended to support and promote the aims and activities of the Champions Club Community (CCC).
Our content can feature anything that in some way does do that.
All contributors are asked to keep this in mind, while sharing what fascinates them and everyone is invited to contribute.
Generally, around 200 words would be the length of an article we are looking for, along with any photographs or graphics they are able to gather.
Up beat, personal and positive is perfect. Fun is good too. In the words of Benjamin Disraeli:
“Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.”
So long as what you write is honest, fair and respectful, (not that I am suggesting that anyone would write in any other way) everyone should feel free to express himself or herself.
Facts should be just that, facts, and therefore checkable. So please include references. Quotes should be credited; opinion and advertising should be clearly identified.
Needless to say, any material (words, images, video or audio) submitted should be original. If someone else produced it, please ensure that permission has been properly obtained from them, allowing us to use it.
Equality is one of the key aspirations we have for CCC.
The desire to reflect and promote this through the magazine has lead to some interesting conversations.
Eventually it proved to be a pivotal consideration in deciding how we will choose what is included and what is not.
For example, we have a number or contributors who are particularly interested in woman’s issues. We recognise that many of our readers will also have a particular interest in these matters.
We did consider setting up a section, within the magazine, called ‘Wonderful Women.’ The idea being to profile, as the title suggests, inspirational and successful woman. Within this section there would also have been coverage of other ‘women specific’ topics.
On reflection we decided against creating this section because, as expressed by Mahatma Gandhi when he said:
“Be the change you want to see in the world,”
We felt that true equality must mean simply treating all people as people.
As individuals we can choose what interests us and what we want to read or engage in. There is no reason why a man should be less interested in issues particularly affecting women, or vice versa.
In fact, it is probably true that the more we understand and appreciate each other, the better the chance we have of creating harmony in the world.
As with the ‘Wonderful Women’ section, which will not exist, there will be no religion, political or other type of minority group specific area, within this magazine.
This said, the magazine remains open to any relevant topic of debate or reporting, that in some way supports and builds the CCC.
Balance and equality will be achieved by applying a broad focus throughout our pages, particularly with the help of the contributions we hope to receive from our readership.
With this in mind, and while no topic is taboo, I would invite all would be contributors to have a look at the following link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/editorialguidelines/guidelines. These guidelines are pretty close to how we plan to handle content in the magazine from now on.
Although not everything here is applicable to us, definitely we would hope we can stay faithful to the general spirit.
If you feel that we can improve on this approach, or that we are failing to live up to these standards, please let us know by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions should also be sent to this email address, where they will be gratefully received.