Entrants must be 30 years old or under at the time their work was published. Three articles should be submitted. They must have appeared between 1 September 1997 and 1 September 1998 in any English-language publication.
The judging panel will include Rosie Boycott, editor of the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, author James Fox, literary critic Victoria Glendinning and broadcaster Jon Snow.
Closing date for entries is 15 September 1998. They should be sent to: Young War Reporter of the Year, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL.