You many enter one article only, in only one of the five categories below. There will be a winner per category, one of whom will be judged the overall winner
An article on any general topic, ranging from an interview or a profile to an in-depth investigation. (No more than 2,500 words)
A review of any book, fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry, literary or otherwise, published in 1996. (No more than 750 words)
A review of any dance, comedy, music or fine art event, play, film or television or radio programme from 1996. (No more than 1,000 words)
No more than 1,000 words in a personal, anecdotal style on any subject likely to be of interest to readers of the Independent on Sunday
LIVING REVIEW WRITER
No more than 1,000 words on any subject covered in the Living Review, on food and drink, property, interiors, design, travel, motoring
Rosie Boycott, editor, Independent on Sunday; Laurence Earle, editor, Sunday Review; Jan Dalley, literary editor, Independent on Sunday; Blake Morrison; Andrew Tuck, Living Review editor, Independent on Sunday; and Michele Roberts
First prize for the overall winner is a new Panasonic CF-62CJC4 multi- media notebook PC worth pounds 3,199. It is the first notebook to include a PD drive, which operates as both a CD-ROM drive and as a high-performance rewritable optical disc drive. It is pre-loaded with Windows 95. The four runners up will each receive a KX-F1100E plain-paper fax machine, which includes a fully digital telephone answering machine and a copier in one compact unit, worth pounds 500
You may enter up to three previously unpublished cartoons for one of two categories: spot cartoons and cartoon strips. Colour photocopies will be accepted; we regret that we cannot return entries, original or otherwise. There will be an overall winner, and a runner-up in the other category
Rosie Boycott, editor, Independent on Sunday; Joanna Dale, art editor, Independent on Sunday; Paul Thomas; Bill Tidy; Mike Williams, cartoon editor, Punch
First prize is pounds 500's worth of artist's materials from Daler-Rowney and a Panasonic KX-F1100E plain-paper fax and answering machine, worth pounds 500. The runner-up will receive pounds 200's worth of artist's materials from Daler- Rowney
HOW TO ENTER
Complete the entry form and send it, together with your submitted article or cartoons, to arrive no later than Friday 14 February 1997, to: the Independent on Sunday/Panasonic Writing Competition or the Independent on Sunday/Daler-Rowney Young Cartoonist, "Sunday Review", 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Entries will not be returned
1 Normal Newspaper Publishing plc competition rules apply. For a full copy please send an sae to the Marketing Department at the Independent.
2 The competition is open to all UK residents aged from 18 to 30 (inclu- sive), excluding employees of Newspaper Publishing plc, Panasonic Ltd and associated companies and agents, or members of their families.
3 Each entrant must submit only one article, in only one category.
4 Each entry must be clearly typed, double spaced and easy to read. Entries which are hand-written will be disqualified.
5 The judges' decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into regarding their decision or any other matter. They reserve the right to vary the awards or not to make any award.
6 Entrants retain the copyright of their entries, but the Independent on Sunday reserves the right to reprint the work, without payment, where and when it is deemed fit. The Independent on Sunday also reserves the right to edit as it sees fit any entries it may publish.
7 Entries must be sent to: The Independent on Sunday/Panasonic Writing Competition or The Independent on Sunday/Daler-Rowney Young Cartoonist, "Sunday Review", 18th Floor, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DL, by Friday 14 February 1997.
8 Entries will not be returned to entrants.
9 Winners must co-operate with publicity if required and accept that their names may appear in the Independent on Sunday.
10 The results will be published no later than end of May 1997.