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The Day’s Global Young Journalist Awards 2023

The Day’s Global Young Journalist Awards 2023

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Applications are open for The Day’s Global Young Journalist Awards 2023. The Global Young Journalist Awards is a youth journalism competition that aims to inspire future generations of journalists to build a better world through storytelling. Now in its second year, the Awards feature new categories and invite young people to enter their story in any format they wish.

It is a free competition, open to anyone under 19 on 1st January 2023, wherever they are in the world. Launched by Richard Addis, founder and editor of the digital newspaper, The Day, these journalism awards are on a mission to become the leading of its kind for young people.

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Categories of Young Journalist Awards

  • Climate Journalist of the Year
  • Mental health Journalist of the Year
  • Health Journalist of the Year
  • Gender Journalist of the Year
  • Equality Journalist of the Year
  • Anti-Racism Journalist of the Year
  • Science Journalist of the Year
  • Technology Journalist of the Year
  • Media Journalist of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Year
  • Financial Journalist of the Year
  • Politics Journalist of the Year

Benefits from Young Journalist Awards

  • Get feedback on your work from a team of journalists.
  • A celebration at a virtual live ceremony featuring our celebrity judges.
  • Your work published on The Day’s website.
  • A trophy engraved with your name.
  • A certificate.

Eligibility for Young Journalist Awards

  • Open to anyone under 19 on January 1, 2023.
  • Applicant may come from anywhere in the world.


Anything that can be called journalism is welcome – it must be related to news, whether in your community or the wider world, and aim to say something true. All entries should be in English and be in one of these six formats:

Written article

  • It should be entered as a PDF on one side of A4, with your name one
  • Ages 11-18: Must be between 450 and 550 words long with a short headline at the top
  • Ages 10 and under: Must be between 250 and 350 words long with a short headline at the top


  • Must be between 120 and 180 seconds long
  • Please upload to a private YouTube or Vimeo account (check with your teacher if your school has one or use your own). Provide the link and password to your teacher or guardian if using your own channel)


  • Ages 11-18: Must be no longer than five minutes
  • Ages 10 and under: Must be no longer than three minutes
  •  It should be saved as an MP3 with your name


  • Between one and six photos per entry
  • Recommended: A one-paragraph description of your photo submitted  as a one-page PDF
  • Save photos as JPEG files, with your name one


  • They are looking for the best cartoon, caricature or drawing on the news
  • One illustration per entry
  • Save it as a JPEG or PDF with your name
  • Recommended: A one paragraph description of your illustration submitted as a one-page PDF


  • They are looking for the best graphic representation of powerful data
  • One graphic per entry
  • Submit as a JPEG or PDF with your name
  • Recommended: A one paragraph description of your graphic submitted, as a one-page PDF

Do not:

  • Include any foul, abusive or inappropriate content in your submission. If you do, your entry will be disregarded.
  • Submit any work that is not your own or has been published elsewhere.
  • Try to submit late or incomplete entries, as they will not be accepted.
  • Submit more than one unique entry in the same category. Only one unique entry per category will be considered.

Application of Young Journalist Awards

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
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OrganizerTHE DAY
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