Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024 

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Young and passionate journalists are encouraged to apply for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024. Apply Below: 

When is the Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2024 is 9th August 2024. 

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Tell Me About The Award:

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. 

Also, the annual competition is organized in partnership with the UK’s Foreign Press Association (FPA) and is presented at their annual awards event in London. 

However, the competition enables journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than USD20,000, to send in their best stories to be examined by the judges. 

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Which Fields are Eligible?



Journalism award

Who can Apply?

Additionally, applicants must ensure they meet the following criteria:

  • AGE: Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on 25 November 2024.
  • LOCATION: For this competition, the “developing world” is defined as countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of US$20,000 or less. Entrants should be from a country that meets the GNI criteria and reporting from/in that country or, if not in their country of origination, in another country fitting the same GNI criteria. To find out if your country qualifies, please see: https:/ 
  • PORTFOLIO: Each entrant should submit a portfolio of THREE published or broadcast pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding 9 August 2024 (the 12 months before the deadline for submissions).
  • The entries for the Young Journalist Award can be in any format: print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four. Applicants can provide URL links to their stories online. If necessary, they can use a file-sharing platform such as Google Drive for scans or PDFs of print articles, and for large audio or video files. 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.
  • LANGUAGE: Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.
  • VERIFICATION: Entries should be accompanied by a letter from the applicant’s current editor, on headed company notepaper verifying that it is the published work of the entrant. Where an entrant is freelance, or self-employed, verification can be provided by an editor from one of the publications/websites/broadcasters where the work appeared, or by a journalism academic familiar with the work of the entrant.
  • A verification letter must be supplied with your submission. please send it by email to [email protected] with your name marked in the subject line. please note, that we will only accept verification letters via email, everything else should be provided using the online entry form.
  • COLLABORATION: Entrants should explain any collaboration undertaken with colleagues or external organizations on the stories that they have submitted.
  • PLAGIARISM: Checks will be made for plagiarism and any entrant found to have submitted work which is not their own will be automatically disqualified.

Which Countries Are Eligible?

All countries

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Where will the Award be Taken?


How Many Awards?

Not specified

How to Apply:

Visit the official application page below for more details and to begin the application process. 

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