How to enter the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize 2021 – terms and conditions

The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize was founded in 2013 to give a platform to women between the ages of 18 and 25 who write with intelligence, insight and enthusiasm. To find out how you can enter in 2021, read our terms and conditions below.

More information on the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize can be found here

1. This competition is open to women between the ages of 18 and 25 who are residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Republic of Ireland. Employees of Telegraph Media Group Limited (“Promoter”), their agents or any other person professionally connected with the Contest are not eligible to enter.

2. All information about participation in this competition is part of these conditions of participation. It is a condition of participation that all rules are accepted as final and that the participant agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

3. To enter this contest, entrants must write a 1,500-2,000 word feature article on any topic of their choice and submit their entry with their full name in the subject line. The article can be an interview, a commentary, serious or light, or an investigation. Entries can be attached in the body of the email or as a Word document. Photos or other attachments will not be accepted. Once submitted, Promoter cannot accept changes to any part of an Entry.

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

5. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

6. The copyright in all entries submitted for this competition remains with the respective participants. However, each entrant grants the Telegraph Media Group Limited a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to feature any or all of the entries submitted in any of its publications, websites and/or any promotional material relating to this Contest. Contestants will not receive credit for such publication, although credit will be given for their work.

7. Only one entry per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or damaged entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Submissions may not be sent through agencies or third parties.

8. Entries will be judged on intelligence, personality and prose style. The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The jury consists of:

  • William Chubb – Cassandra’s husband
  • Jessamy Calkin – Editor for Functions
  • Paul Davies – Family Editor
  • Judith Woods – Columnist
  • Joe Shute – Lead Feature Writer
  • Eleanor Steelel – Feature Writer
  • Mick Brown – Writer
  • Claire Cohen – Features Editor

10. There is one overall winner and two runners-up. The overall winner receives £1,000. Each runner-up will receive £300. Payments are in pounds sterling.

11. The winner and runners-up will be notified before Thursday 15th July 2021.

12. In the event that the Promoter is unable to contact a winner by the date specified or a winner is unable to accept their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another entrant who, in the opinion of the judges and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, is the next best entry.

13. Winners may be asked to participate in public relations.

14. Winners’ names and states may be announced to anyone who writes to within one month of the published closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope The Cassandra Jardine Prize Winners, Editorial, The Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT.

15. The prices described are available on the day of publication. The prizes are non-transferrable and there is no alternative.

16. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to accept any entry it deems inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions or contrary to the spirit of the Contest.

17. The Promoter further reserves the right to cancel the Contest itself if, in its sole opinion, the caliber or quantity of entries is insufficient.

18. Events may occur which make the Competition itself or the awarding of the Prizes impossible for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control and accordingly the Promoter may, in its sole discretion, alter or amend the Promotion and the Entrant agrees, that no liability will be accepted by the Promoter as a result.

19. These Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with English law and any dispute arising out of these Terms or their subject matter shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Promoter: Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT. How to enter the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize 2021 – terms and conditions

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