The Harbinger Prize 2023:
Terms & Conditions
(1) The competition is open to all students in full-time, pre-university education, regardless of their country of residence, who have completed year 10 of education in the UK (or equivalent, in the UK or abroad).
In case of doubt, email email@example.com and describe your situation. Allow at least seven working days for your inquiry to be processed.
(2) The competition is free to enter.
(3) Only one entry per person per year is permitted.
(4) Each work can have only one author.
(5) All submissions have to be in English.
(6) The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 12 noon BST. All submissions made before the deadline are final and cannot be amended.
(7) All applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must label the email subject in the format of “Prize Submission – Name Surname – Category”
In the body of the email, please include:
– Your name, surname, date of birth, address, phone number (with country code) and email address.
– Name, email address and phone number (with country code) of your parent/guardian.
– Name, email address and phone number (with country code) of your school and the year of education you are in.
Please include the following clause, signed with your full name: “I confirm that I fulfil the requirements of The Harbinger Prize Competition 2023 and that the work submitted is original and created on my own. I confirm that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions. I consent for The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism to process the personal contact details I provided for the purpose of the Competition”.
– a .doc / .docx file for a written work (no images are permitted in the text file). Above a headline (of up to 100 characters with spaces), please write the selected subject and category.
– .jpg / .jpeg file for pictures (not larger than 4MB each, in a resolution of at least 2500×2500)
– a .doc / .docx file containing a bio of 100-150 words (see Harbingers’ Magazine authors for examples)
– a clear, in colour current picture of your face in a .jpg / .jpeg file (in a resolution of at least 1000×1000)
(8) Shortlisted essays, the three winning articles, and the recipient of The Harbinger Prize will be announced between September 1, 2023 and September 10, 2023 in the Harbingers’ Weekly Brief Newsletter.
(9) Prizes are awarded by the magazine’s Editorial Board, supported by tutors from The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism.
(10) A special guest will be invited to chair the committee for each category in the final stage of decision-making. Special guests will be announced throughout the competition.
(11) One submission will win The Harbinger Prize 2023. The prize winner will receive a year of individual, online tuition in journalism – a prize worth £10,000.
(12) The Harbinger Prize Competition 2023 consists of five categories. In each category, three prizes will be awarded.
Each of the 1st Category Prize winners will receive an individual, 20-session online course in journalism – a prize worth £2,500.
Winners of the 2nd and the 3rd place in each category will be offered a 20-session online group course in journalism – worth £1,000 each.
The OXSFJ will not provide the infrastructure (hardware, connectivity) necessary for participation in prize courses.
(13) All winning articles will be published in Harbingers’ Magazine. Winners agree to accept their prizes as remuneration.
Shortlisted works may be published in Harbingers’ Magazine. Authors of shortlisted works published will receive £50.00 as royalties.
All publications are subject to completing the editorial requirements.
(14) Once submitted, applications are blinded. Members of the jury evaluating submissions will not know the identities of the authors. Participants’ details are sealed and stored by The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism.
(15) Members of Harbingers’ Magazine Editorial Board and students currently enrolled with The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism are unable to take part in the competition.
(16) In case of reasonable doubt on the part of the jury, the Oxford School for the Future of Journalism may contact entrants to verify the above information as it sees appropriate. Failing to comply with requests for verification may result in an application being deemed invalid.
(17) All written works will be tested for plagiarism. Please note that any attempt to submit work authored by someone else may result in interested institutions being notified.
(18) Winners – their names and titles of their works – will be published in Harbingers’ Weekly Brief Newsletter and, subsequently, in Harbingers’ Magazine.
(19) The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism is responsible for storing and processing the entrants’ personal information in line with current legal requirements. This information will be stored only as long as necessary, and entrants can amend and request the deletion of their details.
(20) All matters unclear or not addressed in this regulation will be resolved by the Director of the Oxford School for the Future of Journalism in a way ensuring that the competition is fair. The Director of the OXSFJ also holds the right to change or amend the Terms and Conditions if necessary for the proper conduct of the competition.
(21) The Harbinger Prize Competition 2023 is organised by the Oxford School for the Future of Journalism and its partners.