Applications are now open for the 2024 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. The annual competition is organised 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 (GNI) per capita of less than USD20,000, to send in their best stories to be examined by the judges. 


  • AGE: Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on 25 November 2024.
  • LOCATION: For the purpose of this competition the “developing world” is defined as countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of US$20,000 or less. Entrants should be from a country that meets the GNI criteria and reporting from/in that country or, if not in their country of origination, in another country fitting the same GNI criteria. To find out if your country qualifies, please see:
  • PORTFOLIO: Each entrant should submit a portfolio of THREE published or broadcast pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding 9 August, 2024 (the 12 months prior to the deadline for submissions).
  • LANGUAGE: Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.

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Application Deadline:  9th August 2024