Call for Thomson Foundation Journalism Competition

Deadline: August 16, 2019


The Thomson Foundation is organizing the 2019 Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the Foreign Press Association (FPA). Three finalists will be flown to London for the gala award night in November along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.


Journalists working in countries with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of less than US$20,000 are eligible. Journalists aged 30 and younger working in developing countries can compete for this award.


Entrants should submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work (print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four) produced in the 12 months preceding August 16, 2019. Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.


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.


For more information, please visit the official website.