EXTRA CURRICULUM: Political prizes

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There is still time to enter the political writing competition being run by the Citizenship Foundation with support from the Independent. The competition is linked to the 1994/95 Motorola Youth Parliament Competition. The judges will be Judith Judd, the Independent's education editor, and Andrew Marr, its chief political commentator. The two competition categories are: 1. A law that I/we would like to change or introduce.

2. A column or newspaper leader on a political topic.

Prizewinners will join the overall national winner of the Motorola Youth Parliament Competition at the House of Commons to receive awards of book tokens. They will have lunch with MPs and meet political journalists from the Independent.

Entries should be sent by 10 March to: The Citizenship Foundation, Weddel House, 13 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9HY, 071-236 2171/fax 071-329 3702.