Sky launches Young Journalist Awards for 14-19-year-olds

I’ve had an email about The Sky Young Journalist Awards which “aims to find and celebrate the very best journalist talent across online, television, radio and print.” Its aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds to report on local, national or international news stories that matter to them.

It sounds pretty worthy, so here’s the rest of the fluff:

“Throughout the competition, the Sky News team will be running a series of blog posts which can be found on Sky News Editors’ Blog where different members of the Sky News team are blogging about their daily life as journalists and how they got into their career – a few recent examples below:

· My Week – Liz Lane (Sky News Radio Journalist)

· How I got where I am – Tejas Kotecha (Sky News Sports Desk)”

PS: If you have any questions to put forward to the Sky News team about their careers, post them in the comments and I will get them answered on the blog.

Further details of the competition below

Sky Young Journalist Awards

What

Entries can write about any news worthy story that they feel to be important to them and enter one or more of the following categories: TV, Online, Radio and Print. Contestants need to be 14-19 years old to enter and can write about any subject area they find interesting. Entrants can write about anything from politics to show business to the environment so if you know any aspiring journalists, tell them to get writing! The judging panel will be made up of members from the Sky News team and will be chaired by Sky News TV Presenter Kay Burley.

How to Enter

The competition closes on Monday 1st September at noon.

You can enter one or more of the following categories:

· TV – provide an outline of the TV interviews, locations and spokespeople that would make up a TV news story, to be submitted with an overview of the whole story angle and ideas for additional footage.

· Online – write an article on a local, national or international news story for Online publication, with relevant links.

· Radio – provide a written outline of the interviews, locations and spokespeople that would make-up a news story, to be submitted with an overview of the whole angle.

· Print – write an article on a local, national or international news story.

Entries can be submitted by email or post, see the Submit your entry page for details

Prizes

The overall winner will win:

· An iMac plus Final Cut Express for your school

· A tour of Sky News Studio plus a workshop with a Sky News specialist

· An iMac plus Final Cut Express for the winners school or college.

The four category winners will win:

· A Sony Cybershot DSC-W35 digital camera

· A tour of Sky News Studio plus a workshop with a Sky News specialist

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The four category runners up will win:

· Hi Tech pen with 1GB MP3 Player / Voice Recorder / Radio

Other links that might be useful:

· Sky Young Journalist home page

· Sky Learning Bebo Page

· Sky News Editors’ Blog

· Terms and Conditions

· Sky Learning Home Page

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2 thoughts on “Sky launches Young Journalist Awards for 14-19-year-olds

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  2. Joi

    I’m all most 14 and i would like to start on being a young journalist and iv been in a-lot of story writing and iv thinking of being in my schools news paper….if they have enough money

    Reply

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