2019 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award for Emerging Journalistic Talent Worldwide
The 2019 Young Journalist Award is open! Now in its seventh year, the 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.
Judges of the award look for stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society.
Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award Eligibility.
- Open to young and talented journalists working in a country with a Gross National Income (GNI) of less than $20,000. To find out if your country qualifies, please see: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD;
- Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on November 26, 2019;
- 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 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.
How to Apply for Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award.
Each entrant should submit a portfolio of THREE published or broadcast pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding 16th August, 2019 (the 12 months prior to the deadline for submissions). The entries can be in any format: print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four.
Applicants can provide URL links to their stories online. If necessary, they can use a file-transfer application such as Google Drive for scans or PDFs of print articles, and for large audio or video files. A written statement of no more than 200 words per story giving a summary of the content and any impact it had on public debate in the country of publication or broadcast, should also be submitted.
Closing date: August 16th, 2019.