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2024 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award

Status: Open

  • Awards & prizes

Organisation: Thomson Foundation

Deadline: 09/08/2024

Location: London

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 on 25 November 2024 from and living in countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than US$20,000.

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.

Each entrant should submit a portfolio of THREE published or broadcast pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding (prior to) the award deadline for submissions which is midnight GMT on 9th August 2024. The entries can be in any format: print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four.

All entrants should be reporting from their home country as defined by the GNI or, if not in their country of origin, in another country fitting the same criteria. Applicants also need to provide an explanation of any collaboration undertaken with colleagues or external organisations on the stories they submit.

Journalists who enter for the FPA award will need to submit 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.

How to apply

The deadline for entry submissions is August 9, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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