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Food and Drink: Food Writer's Competition

A MONTH ago we launched this competition to celebrate the writing of Jeremy Round, The Independent's first food writer. Seize your last chance before the closing date - noon on Tuesday - to write your own recipe for success!

The brief

Write an article (1,000 words maximum) on either:

1 Food for the end of the century

2 The drink(s) for the end of the century.

The prize

The winners will have their articles published in The Independent and receive an organic hamper or wine box from the FreshFood Co - Britain's first nationwide organic delivery service.

The rules

The competition is open to anyone who does not earn their living in the upper echelons of food-writing. Entries should be typed on one side of A4 sheets of paper, stapled together and attached to a covering note with your name, age, occupation, contact address and phone number(s). None of this information should be anywhere on the entry itself. Employees of Independent Newspapers (UK) Ltd cannot enter. Closing date is noon on Tuesday 28 September 1999 at The Independent, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL marked for The Independent Food & Drink Competition. The judges' decision is final. The winners will be announced on Saturday 9 October. No correspondence will be entered into. Independent Newspaper rules apply.

The judges

Simon Hopkinson, Simon Kelner, Caroline Stacey and Diona Gregory.