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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2021

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2021

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Thomson Foundation calls applications for Young Journalist Award 2021. Thomson Foundation is excited to announce the return of the prestigious Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award where young journalists, their work and their voices are at the center, and where journalism’s power to enact meaningful change is as present as ever.

The Young Journalist Award – in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association – is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe.

In the week of COP26 (31 October to 12th November), Thomson Foundation will be showcasing a selection of environmental stories entered into the Young Journalist Award. These will be presented on the website and social media channels. On the night of the FPA Awards, special recognition and an additional £1,000 bursary will be given to the journalist with the best overall environmental story, as chosen by our expert judges, including Patrick Greenfield, environmental reporter for The Guardian.


  • Three finalists will be chosen by an independent judging panel selected by the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) and an overall Young Journalist Award winner will be revealed on the night of the FPA Awards.
  • All three finalists will be awarded £1,000 learning bursaries or funds to buy equipment.


  • Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on November 29, 2021.
  • For the purpose of this competition the “developing world” is defined as countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of $20,000 or less. Entrants should be from a country that meets the GNI criteria andc reporting from/in that country or, if not in their country of origination, in another country fitting the same GNI criteria.
  • Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.
  • Entries should be accompained by a letter from the applicant’s current editor on headed company notepaper verifying that it is published work of the entrant. Where an entrant is freelance, or self-employed, vertification can be provided by an editor from one of the publications/websites/broadcasters where the work appeared, or by a journalism academic familiar with the work of the entrant.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThomson Foundation



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