Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize

Calling all female writers! The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize 2015

The Telegraph’s annual prize – in honour and memory of their columnist Cassandra Jardine – is back, and looking for young female writers to share their talent.

Cassandra Jardine was a columnist, interview and features writer at the Telegraph. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010, her death in 2012 was matched by the decision to launch a journalism award for upcoming young female talent.

The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize was launched in 2013. Aiming to locate a creative flair and ability to write an original piece of work, the winner of the first year’s competition was Emma Claussen, 23, who wrote about a childhood visit to Syria.

This year’s competition has now opened, and the deadline for entries is January 30.

Entry criteria:

– Entrants must be women aged between 18-25

– Entrants should submit a feature, of between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length, on a subject of their choice (whether an interview, a feature, a column, a piece of investigative journalism…)

– Judges will be looking for intelligence, personality and style

– The winner will receive £1,000 with two runners-up receiving £500 and £250.

Entries should be sent to Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize, Features Desk, The Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. (See full terms and conditions here.)

Good luck!


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