Young women writers - this is your chance to be heard: The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize returns
Despite all our great strides towards gender equality in this country, we still have a dearth of female voices resonating in the public arena.
Cass wanted more young women to have the chance to be heard. This is one of those rare openings in a highly competitive industry. So if you fulfil the entry criteria (see below), the floor is yours.
Or if you know someone burning to write, send them this their way.
Entrants should submit a feature article of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on any subject of their choice – the article 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 May, will receive £1,000 and there will be runners-up prizes of £500 and £250. The judges will include Telegraph staff and Cassandra’s husband, William Chubb.
Entries should be sent by Thursday March 31, 2016 to email@example.com.
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