Competition guidelines

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next shining star of journalism? Enjoy writing? Love getting your face on camera? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

The Future Journalist Awards is your chance to show off your writing skills and win
some awesome prizes.

Organised by Staffordshire University with the support of StaffsLive, the competition aims to discover the next generation of journalists in and around Staffordshire.

How we interact with media is changing and today’s journalist requires digital skills to stay ahead.

This year, contestants can choose between submitting a piece of content or a video entry.

The competition is simple to enter and split into five age categories…

Year groups 3-4

Write 200 words or create a 30-second video on a topic of your choice.

Year groups 5-6

Write 300 words or create a 45-second video on a topic of your choice.

Year groups 7-9

Write 400 words or create a 1-minute video on a topic of your choice.

Year groups 10-11

Write 500 words or create a 1-minute and 30-second video on a topic of your choice.

Year groups 12-13

Write 650 words or create a 2-minute video on a topic of your choice.

The winner in each category will receive a £50 Amazon voucher and be invited
to take part in a Newsday Experience in the Staffordshire University Broadcast
Newsroom.

All finalists will be invited to a special Future Journalist Awards event taking place in
March 2019.

Enter now, it could be you receiving an award! It’s really easy to enter, entries can be submitted via the website (https://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/futurejournalist/) or during one of our school workshops.

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 15th, 2019.