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Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize for Women Writers Aged 18-25

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cassandra_jardine140x210Now in it’s second year, The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize is run by UK newspaper The Telegraph in memory of one of their foremost journalists. Cassandra Jardine,  died in May 2012 and wrote everything from hard-hitting investigative pieces to social issues of the day, thoughtful magazine articles or pithy, funny reads about her beloved family

Entrants should submit a feature article of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on a subject of their choice – this might be an interview, a piece of commentary, serious or light, or an investigation.

Whatever the format, the judges will be looking for evidence of the writer’s intelligence, personality and prose style – the qualities that marked out Cassandra Jardine from the start of her career.

The winner, to be announced in February, will receive £1,000, and there are two runners-up prizes of £500 and £250.

Entries should be sent by Jan 30 2015 to: Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize, Features Desk, The Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT.

We can’t find 2014 Terms and Conditions, but these are 2013’s which presumably provide a guideline to the 2014 competition.

1. This competition is open to women aged between 18 and 25 years of age at the time of the competition’s closing date, who are resident in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Republic of Ireland. Employees of Telegraph Media Group Limited, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the competition are not eligible to enter.

2. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. To enter this competition, participants should submit a feature article of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on any subject of their choice. The judges will be looking for evidence of the writer’s intelligence, personality and prose-style. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries cannot be returned.

4. All entries must be submitted by post to Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize, Features Desk, The Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, and be received by midnight on [Jan 30th 2015]. Entrants should include their full contact information including name, postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

5. All submitted entries must be printed in English, be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that their entry does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

For details, visit telegraph.co.uk/cassandrajardineprize

We know the details online are a bit sketchy for this competition – but please don’t email writing.ie if you need more information – email the Telepgraph!

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