Thomson Foundation 2013 Young Journalist Award: Entries Invited

Deadline: September 18, 2013

Entries are now invited for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. A new award – “young journalist from the developing world” – is being sponsored by the Thomson Foundation for the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards. Journalists under the age of 30 working in countries with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of less than $20,000 will be eligible for the award.

Three finalists will be flown to London, spend two nights in the city and attend the gala award night at the Sheraton Park Hotel on Tuesday 19 November along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.

Eligibility

Entries for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World award have the following conditions of entry:

  • Age: entrants should be 30, or under, on 19 November 2013.
  • Location: for the purpose of this competition the “developing world” is defined as countries with a GDP per capita of $20,000, or under, according to the 2012 World Bank Index.
  • Portfolio: each entrant should submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding 18 Sept 2013 – the deadline for submissions. The entries can be in any format: print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four. Entries should have a maximum size of 100 megabytes.
  • Language: entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.
  • Verification: 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.
  • Plagiarism: checks will be made for plagiarism and any entrant found to have submitted work which is not their own will be automatically disqualified.

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