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Entries are now open for the Young Journalist Award. It 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.

Thomson Foundation is celebrating 60 years of promoting excellence in journalism and to mark the occasion, Thomson Foundation is offering six rising stars the chance to connect with six of the best journalists in the industry as part of their prestigious Young Journalist Award 2022.

This year’s award will be extra special for another reason, too. It will be the first time in two years that their three finalists will be able to attend the glittering ceremony in London in person. The pandemic of the past two years has meant finalists could only attend virtually.


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For our 60th anniversary, there’s an added bonus which we’re calling ‘Connect 6’. To mark six decades of the foundation, their three finalists as well as the next three highest in their shortlist will have the opportunity to be mentored for six months by six established journalists from their alumni.


Now in its 10th year, the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) is open to journalists aged 30 or under from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000. Those who meet the criteria are welcome to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions, which is 12 August, 2022. They can be in any medium — print, audio, video or multimedia.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply online through the given website.

Key dates

  • Deadline for entries: 12 August 2022
  • Entries must be submitted by 23:59 UK time on the night of deadline day
  • Long shortlist of 12 announcement: 28 September 2022, World News Day
  • Shortlist of six announcement: w/c 3 October 2022
  • Three finalists announcement: w/c 10 October 2022
  • Young Journalist Award winner announcement: 28 November 2022, FPA Awards

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

For enquiries relating to your submission which are not answered here or in the entry form, email: [email protected]
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