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PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2004

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000. The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500.

Entries for the Geddes and Taylor prizes are invited from members of the University who will, at the end of Trinity Term 2004, have completed their second year, and who have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the same conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize. Candidates are asked to submit four copies of the following: (a) examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed during their period at the University, and (b) an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. The Prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University. Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The Geddes awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media. Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 11 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 18 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; as some interviews have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `The Philip Geddes Awards'. Sports entries should also include the word `Sport'.

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