Each entrant has to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions. They 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 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.
A rich portfolio of broadcast, multimedia and print pieces are submitted during the summer from Africa to Central Asia, and from Latin America to the Middle East.
The entries are scrutinised by the foundation and then independent, expert, FPA judges.
Normally, the three finalists are flown to London, spend two nights in the city and attend the gala award night in London, along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.
This time, because of the pandemic, there may be changes to the way the ceremony is held.
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Now in its eighth year, we again invite young reporters from across the world to make their submissions for the prestigious Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, which is organised in partnership with the UK’s Foreign Press Association (FPA) and is presented at their annual awards event in London.
The competition enables journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000, to send in their best stories to be examined by the judges.
Closing date: 14th August, 2020
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