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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2023

Since 2013, the Thomson Foundation’s Young Journalist Award has celebrated outstanding young talent in the media profession. The award is an opportunity for those brilliant young journalists to demonstrate a wealth of investigative journalism, and, in doing so, hold power to account. 

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.  

The competition enables journalists aged 30 and under from countries with a Gross National Income  per capita of less than $20,000 US to send in their best stories. The entries are reviewed by the foundation and then by independent, expert, FPA judges. The three finalists are flown to London to attend the gala award night in London, along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism. 

Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on November 20, 2023. Each entrant should submit a portfolio of three published or broadcast pieces of work produced between Aug. 11, 2022 and Aug. 11, 2023. 

The deadline to apply is August 11, 2023 

Competition entry form: 2023 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award  [1]

Meet past winners. [2]