Young Journalist Award 2020, Thomson Foundation, UK


August 14, 2020


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Young Journalist Award

Welcome to our annual Young Journalist Award, a celebration of emerging journalistic talent.

The Young Journalist Award – in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association – is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe. 

Now in its eighth year, the award 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.


Judges of the award look for stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society.

UPDATE: With the Covid-19 crisis evolving rapidly, the problem of international travel and quarantine issues are likely to persist for some time, and progress at different rates in different parts of the world. Should UK restrictions be relaxed by late November, the Foreign Press Association will go ahead with its annual awards ceremony and dinner. However, we cannot  guarantee that we will be able to invite competition finalists to London to attend the awards night. 

We shall keep the situation under review to see what might be possible and will support the three finalists in other ways if travel to London in November is not possible.


Please check back for further announcements. In the meantime, keep safe, and good luck!

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
Publish Date
July 25, 2020
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