For the third year, The Guardian Foundation is holding the Hugo Young Award for young people studying MA Journalism courses across the UK. The competition is for a political opinion piece and aims to highlight the talent of new voices entering the industry. The shortlisted students will be invited to the award ceremony at the Guardian in March 2019, and the winner will receive £500, have their piece published in the Guardian, and gain 1 week shadowing a senior Guardian political correspondent. Last year our very own Laura Trussel was shortlisted for the award. Let's see if we can keep up the trend shall we?

Your piece should include:

  • Between 900 and 1,000 words.
  • A strong argument and grasp of the facts.
  • Broad, timely, national and international news topics.
  • A subject you feel passionate about.
  • We’re keen to hear from people from all backgrounds, about any kind of idea.
  • Your piece should be suitable for publication toward the end of March 2019.
  • Your piece should have a title and be in pdf format.

You can find the full guidelines here and terms and conditions here. The deadline for entries is 3rd February 2019.

 

 

Fancy yourself a political writer? Enter The Guardian's Hugo Young Award