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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2019

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2019

Country: UK
City: London
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Thomson Foundation is accepting the application for the 2019 Young Journalist Award. In its seventh year, the annual journalism award is organized by Thomson Foundation in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association. Moreover, the competition dedicates to find and inspire ambitious journalists from across the globe.  Further, the stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society have the potential to win the award.

Who is eligible for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award?

Young journalists can participate in the Thomson Foundation Award should they meet the following requirements:

  • Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on 26th November 2019.
  • Entrants should be from a country that meets the GNI criteria and reporting from/in that country. Moreover, the GNI Criteria for the developing world should be $20,000 or less.
  • Further, the journalists may have entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.
  • Entries should be accompanied by a letter from the applicant’s current editor, on headed company notepaper verifying that it is the published work of the entrant. Where an entrant is a freelance, or self-employed, verification can be provided by an editor from one of the publications/websites/broadcasters where the work appeared, or by journalism academic familiar with the work of the entrant.

How to Submit for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award?

To participate in the competition, each entrant should submit a portfolio of three published or broadcast pieces of work. Further, the journalist should have produced the pieces within the 12 months preceding 16th August 2019. Moreover, the entries can be in any format: print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four. Applicants can also provide URL links to their stories online. Participants can further use a file-transfer application such as Google Drive for scans or PDFs, and for large audio or video files.

Further, the candidates should provide a written statement of no more than 200 words per story. The statement should provide a summary of the content. As well as, it should note any impact it had on public debate in the country of publication or broadcast.

Moreover, the entry procedure for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award requires candidates to submit relevant documentation online.


Thomas Foundation accepts the application for the Young Journalist Award until 16 August 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the award consideration.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline16 August,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerThomson Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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