Make Your Mark: Worldwide Thomson Foundation 2024 Young Journalist Award for Journalists

Young Journalists Award
Young Journalists Award

Hey aspiring journalists! Are you under 30 and reporting from a country with a GNI per capita of less than $20,000? Then buckle up! The 2024 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award is now open for applications. This is your chance to shine on a global stage, thanks to the UK’s Foreign Press Association (FPA). If you’ve got the passion, we’ve got the platform. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.

Who Can Apply?

  • Age: Must be 30 or under as of November 25, 2024. So, if you’re currently 29 and thinking of applying next year, don’t wait!
  • Location: Reporting from a country with a GNI of $20,000 or less? Check! For a list of qualifying countries, visit the World Bank’s GNI indicator here.
  • Portfolio: Submit a portfolio of three published or broadcast pieces of work from the past 12 months (prior to August 9, 2024). Make sure they showcase your best storytelling skills!
  • Language: Entries can be in any language but must include an English translation. No worries if your pieces are in Swahili, Hindi, or any other language – just ensure they come with an accurate English translation.

Why Apply?

Imagine this: You, standing in the spotlight at the prestigious FPA Awards in London. Your work recognized by top-tier journalists and industry leaders. Sounds like a dream, right? This award isn’t just a trophy on your shelf; it’s a career game-changer.

The Application Process

  1. Prepare Your Portfolio: Select your top three stories that highlight your journalistic flair. These pieces should be from the past 12 months.
  2. Translate Your Work: If your stories aren’t in English, get them translated. Accurate translations are key!
  3. Submit Your Application: Head to the official webpage to submit your entries.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submissions: August 9, 2024
  • Award Ceremony: November 25, 2024, in London

Tips for Winning

  • Be Original: Judges love fresh, unique perspectives. Dig deep and uncover stories that matter.
  • Show Impact: Highlight the impact your stories have had. Have they sparked change or brought attention to crucial issues?
  • Stay Professional: Ensure your work is polished, accurate, and well-researched.

Ready to Transform Your Career?

The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award is more than a competition – it’s a launchpad for your career. Don’t miss this chance to have your work evaluated by some of the best in the business and to stand out in a crowded field. Whether you’re uncovering corruption, telling untold stories, or bringing light to critical issues, this is your moment.

Remember, journalism isn’t just about reporting facts; it’s about making a difference. Your stories have the power to change the world. So, gather your best work, hit that submission button, and let the world see your brilliance.

For more details and to apply, visit the official webpage.

Good luck, and may your stories inspire change!

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