Call for applications: Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World

    | August 11, 2014

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    Journalists are invited to enter a competition that recognizes young journalists working in the developing world.

    Journalists must be aged 30 or under on November 25, 2014, working in countries defined as “developing,” and submit a portfolio of work.

    The portfolio must contain three pieces of work which were published or broadcast on or after August 29, 2013. The work can be in any format – print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four.

    Entries can be submitted in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English language translation.

    Entrants must submit written statements of up to 200 words per story. The statements should summarize the story’s content and any impact it had on public debate in the country of publication.

    Potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism will be invited to attend the gala award night in London, U.K. on November 25, 2014.

    The deadline for entries is 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time on August 29, 2014.

    For the purpose of this competition, the “developing world” is defined as those countries with a per capita GDP of $20,000 U.S. or under, according to the 2013 World Bank Index.

    For more information and to access the entry form, go to:

    The completed form should be emailed along with other required documents to the following address: