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(Please submit typed responses of no more than 500 words maximum. The panel will not accept curriculum vitae – see terms and conditions below)


  • The form must be completed in full and all sections are mandatory. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified.
  • Entries exceeding the specified 500 word statement will be automatically cut off at the limit.
  • No entries will be accepted after the closing date of 5.00 pm BST 30th September 2024
  • Judging will take place over the period of the competition by an independent panel of judges and their decision will be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  • The winner will be notified by email and receive official notification of their award in writing in December 2024 subject to the panel’s decision.
  • The winner agrees that their photograph maybe used in any publicity for the award, on the CLA website under the winner announcement and in the CLC25 programme. Any photographs will remain the property of CLA.
  • The winner (his or her representative where it is not possible for the winner to attend) will be presented with their award by the CLA President and members of Lexis Nexis senior management at the closing ceremony of CLC25 on the 10th April 2025 before the congress of delegates.
  • The winner shall receive an engraved trophy plus a contribution for travel from country of origin to the CLC25 in Malta with entry to CLC25 for all conference days.
  • Should the winner not require the assistance as above, Lexis Nexis will endow a charity of the winner’s choice with a donation to that charity of USD $5,000.
  • No cash alternative to the prize above will be considered.
  • Questions regarding the award will only be accepted by email at