How to enter the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize 2022 – Terms and Conditions


The Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize was founded in 2013 to provide a platform for women between the ages of 18 and 25 who write with intelligence, insight and verve. Read our terms and conditions below to find out how to get involved in 2022.

For more information on why you should enter the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize, click here.

1. This competition is open to women between the ages of 18 and 25 residing in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Republic of Ireland. Employees of Telegraph Media Group Limited (“Promoter”), their agents or anyone else professionally involved in the Competition are not eligible to enter.

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

3. To enter this competition, entrants must write a lead article of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on a topic of their choice and submit their entry to [email protected] with their full name in the subject line. The article can be an interview, a commentary, serious or light-hearted or an investigation. Submissions must be in the body of the email. Photos or other attachments will not be accepted. Once submitted, the Promoter cannot accept changes to any part of an entry.

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

5. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Friday, September 30, 2022.

6. Copyright in all entries submitted for this competition rests with the respective entrants. However, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Telegraph Media Group Limited to post any or all of the submitted entries in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material in connection with this competition. Participants will not receive any compensation for such publication, although their work will be credited.

7. Only one entry per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries 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.

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9. The jury consists of:

  • William Chubb – Cassandra’s Husband
  • Jessamy Calkin – Feature Editor
  • Lisa Markwell – Editor, Saturday Magazine
  • Eleanor Steafel – Feature Writer
  • Mick Brown – Writer
  • Rosa Silverman – Features Writer
  • Guy Kelly – Feature Writer

10. There will be one overall winner and two runners-up. The overall winner will receive £1,000. Every second winner will receive £300. Payments will be made in British Pounds via BACS.

11. The winner and runner-up will be notified by October 31, 2022.

12. In the event that the Promoter is unable to contact a winner on the date specified or if a winner is unable to receive their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award such 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 required to participate in publicity.

14. Entrants’ details will be used for the administration of this prize draw. For information on how the organizer uses personal information, see:

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

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16. The prices as described are available on the date of publication. The prizes are non-transferable and there are no alternatives.

17. The Promoter reserves the right to reject any entry which, in its opinion, is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or which is contrary to the spirit of the competition.

18. The Promoter further reserves the right to cancel the Competition itself if, in its opinion, the caliber or number of entries is insufficient.

19. Events may occur that make the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible for reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may alter or modify the promotion in its sole discretion and the entrant agrees that no liability is affiliated with the Promoter as a result.

20. These terms and conditions must be interpreted 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.