Vogue's Talent Contest for young writers is back! A competition that in the past has helped launch careers of authors, playwrights, poets and members of Vogue's staff.
Vogue are looking for journalists with an eye for a good story, who can tell it with originality, wit and structure. The winner will receive £1,000, and the runner-up, £500. If you are under 25 and want to enter, read on.
- Write a descriptive interview with a person who is not a member of your family (800 words).
- Write a social-observation piece. This can be a cultural review, a commentary on current affairs, or an article about a fashion or beauty trend (800 words).
- Pitch three ideas for stories suitable for Vogue. These can be related to the arts, beauty, fashion, a personality, or lifestyle orientated. You should briefly outline
- the proposal and, if you like, you may include visual prompts (no longer than 200 words each).
Please note, you must complete all sections.
Entries must be submitted via email. Please include a photograph of yourself as an attachment, while the main body of the message should list your name, permanent address, telephone number, date of birth and occupation. The judging panel will include Vogue's editor, Alexandra Shulman, senior members of the magazine's staff and guest judges. Finalists will be invited to a lunch at Vogue, after which the winner will be decided.
Closing date: Friday April 8, 2016
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 1. Entrants should not have reached their 25th birthday by January 1, 2016. 2. Entries must be submitted via email, to arrive no later than the closing date, to email@example.com. 3. Copyright of entries belongs to the Condé Nast Publications Ltd. 4. The competition results will be announced in an autumn issue of Vogue and on Vogue.co.uk. 5. In the event of a tie, the prize money will be shared. 6. The editor's decision is final.