Terms & Conditions

The Class Student Writing Competition is owned and managed by Class Professional Publishing Ltd, referred to in these Terms and Conditions as ‘Class‘.

The competition is an annual event and launched in 2021. Each year, the competition opens on 1st of January and closes on 31st of August. The winner will be announced on the Class website and on the company’s social media platforms on 1st of November of the relevant year. Other entries will not be notified individually of competition results.

The competition is open to all Paramedic University Students residing in the UK or Ireland.

Submission criteria: The scenario should be relevant to paramedic practice, have a sound clinical knowledge and demonstrate a firm understanding of the paramedic role. Case studies should be readable, articulate and engaging. The scenario may also be humorous and imaginative in places.

By submitting work, entrants are declaring their submissions are their own original work and will not infringe the intellectual property rights of anyone. The entrant further warrants that the work they produce will not contain any material which is defamatory, private or confidential or which is unlawful in any way. Any entry in breach of this will be disqualified.

Prize: The winner will receive a copy of the 2022 A4 JRCALC Clinical Guidelines, a copy of Paramedic Case Studies and a £200 cash prize!

Format of submissions: Submissions must be no more than 1000 words and must be typed, double-spaced on A4 pages, single sided with pages numbered. All submissions must be in English. Supporting evidence can also be provided and would not be included within the 1000 word count.

Entries must be sent electronically to ContactUs@class.co.uk, or by post to:

Class Student Writing Competition
Class Professional Publishing
The Exchange, Express Park
Bristol Road

All entries will receive an email to confirm it has been received. Multiple entries must be submitted separately.

Ensure you retain a copy of your submission as entries will not be returned.

Cover document: Each entry will be judged anonymously. Do not type your name or university on the submission. Instead, include a separate cover page detailing your name, your university, contact email, contact number, word count and the title of your submission.

Class is not responsible for contacting entrants who provide unclear or incomplete cover documents or if submissions are lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

Once submitted, no alterations can be made.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Class Professional Publishing reserves the right to refuse entries, alter the details of the competition or cancel the competition.

By entering this competition, you are allowing us to keep hold of your details until the winning entry has been announced under UK GDPR Guidelines.

The winner is agreeing for Class Professional Publishing to announce you on the company website, social media platforms and for the entry to be published on the ParaPass app.

Any scenarios submitted for the competition will remain property of the author but Class Professional Publishing reserves the unrestricted right to publish the scenario the company website and in any related material for marketing or PR purposes.

Winning authors are welcome to republish their work elsewhere but we would kindly ask that you include an acknowledgement and digital link to the original publication from Class Professional Publishing if you do so.