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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024

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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024

Now in its 12th year, the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) is open to journalists aged 30 or under.

The Young Journalist Award has given a boost to some brilliant journalists over the years, each one of them demonstrating a rich tapestry of investigative journalism, exposing social issues and holding power to account. The annual competition is organised in partnership with the UK’s Foreign Press Association (FPA) and is presented at their annual awards event in London.

Benefits of Young Journalist Award

  • The three finalists are flown to London to attend the gala award night in London, along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.

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Eligibility for Young Journalist Award

  • Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on November 25, 2024.
  • Be from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000;
  • Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.

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Those who meet the criteria are welcome to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions, which is midnight (London time) on 9 August, 2024. They can be in any medium — print, audio, video or multimedia.

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 freelance, or self-employed, verification 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
Deadline09 August,2024
OrganizerThomson Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected].



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