CALLING THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM: THOMSON FOUNDATION YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD 2023.
- The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2023, recognizing exceptional young talent in investigative journalism, is open for applications. The award, presented in partnership with the UK’s Foreign Press Association, is open to journalists aged 30 and under from countries with a GNI per capita of less than $20,000. Applicants are to submit a portfolio of three published works produced within the past year. Submissions close at midnight GMT on August 11, 2023.
Journalism plays a pivotal role in society, providing a voice for the voiceless and holding power to account. For young journalists, stepping onto the global stage and making an impact can be a daunting challenge. But with the right recognition and support, these promising professionals can thrive and drive change. One such platform offering this opportunity is the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award.
Since its inception in 2013, this prestigious award has shone a spotlight on young talent within the journalistic sphere, celebrating their tenacity, curiosity and investigative prowess. The award ceremony, held in partnership with the UK’s Foreign Press Association (FPA), has become an anticipated annual event in London’s media calendar.
The Award: Honouring the Vanguard of Journalism
The winners of this award don’t merely receive recognition. The top three finalists will have the honour of being flown to London, where they will attend the glitzy award night alongside potential award winners and luminaries from the world of journalism. It’s an exceptional chance for networking, inspiration, and global exposure.
Who can Apply?
If you’re a young journalist who aspires to have your work recognised on a global stage, consider the following eligibility criteria:
- You must be aged 30 or under
- You must hail from a country with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000
- Entries can be in any language, but they must be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation
How to Apply
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you are invited to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work. These pieces should have been produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions, which is midnight GMT on August 11, 2023. Entries can be in any medium — print, audio, video, or multimedia.
Your entries should be accompanied by a letter from your current editor on headed company notepaper, verifying that it is your published work. Freelance or self-employed entrants can have their work verified by an editor from one of the publications/websites/broadcasters where the work appeared, or by a journalism academic familiar with their work.
To learn more about the award, visit the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award website.
The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award represents a unique chance for budding journalists to present their work to a wider audience. The unpredictability of today’s media landscape calls for young voices, brimming with original ideas and perspectives. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your journalistic skills on a global stage. Your work could catalyse the changes you wish to see in the world.