Polis has a programme of events and research on the media and humanitarian and Development issues next year so we are delighted to hear about a competition for young journalists on the subject.
The Guardian is offering to send a journalist on assignment for them if you win. Here’s the details:
The Guardian, in partnership with eight UK-based international non-government organisations (NGOs), wants to find exciting new voices in journalism. We are looking for anyone who is willing to rise to the challenge of writing about some of the most crucial issues facing the developing world today – issues that are often overlooked or underrepresented by the media.
The competition is backed and principally funded by the UK Department for International Development (Dfid) as part of an initiative to raise public awareness of such issues.
There are two strands of entry into this competition.
GSK are also playing a major part in funding the competition.
- For professional freelance journalists (people who have been published before – excluding student journalists – who are not employees of media organisations)
- For amateurs – including students. Anyone who is not a professional journalist is welcome to enter