Young Journalist Award 2017

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2017

The Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious and emerging journalistic talent from across the globe. Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world to submit their most compelling stories.

About Young Journalist Award 2017

The competition is open to journalists aged 30 or under from countries with a gross national income per capita of less than $20,000. An esteemed panel from the foundation all highly experienced journalists within their own right will tackle the substantial, scouring through entries from the young journalists. The focus will be on stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society.

We draw up the shortlist of 12 then leave the final decisions to our international supreme court. While only three finalists can make it to London to attend the prestigious gala awards night in November, along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism, there is space to salute the longer shortlist of 12 on the Thomson Foundation website and social media channels.

I recommend that any journalist under 30 and from a developing country apply for this incredible opportunity! It opened so many doors for me. – Yousra Elbagir, 2016 winner

How to Enter

Pieces of work can be in any format print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four. You will attach a letter from your current editor verifying that your three submissions are entirely your work, or if you are freelance or self-employed, that you will attach a letter from the editor of the publication or broadcaster for each submission. Use the entry form below to apply.

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Deadline is Friday 18 August 2017.


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