Third Year for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World Award

The 2015 ‘Young Journalist from the Developing World‘ award sponsored by the Thomson Foundation is open for entries. The competition is part of the UK Foreign Press Association Awards.

It will enable journalists aged 30 and under from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000 to enter their work for scrutiny by the Foundation – the world’s longest established international media development organisation – and then the FPA judges.

The 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 24th November along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.

The 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 24th November along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.

The award is expected to attract entries from young journalists in Africa, India, China, South America, Central America, parts of Central Asia and some countries in the Middle East.

Each entrant for the award needs to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions which is Friday, August 28. They can be in any format – print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four.

Journalists who enter for the FPA award will need to submit a written statement of no more than 600 words giving a summary of the content of each story and any impact it had on the public debate in the country of publication.

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