CARE International UK is thrilled to be a part of The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition aimed at aspiring amateur and professional journalists.
The national competition seeks to shine a light on some of the most challenging issues facing the developing world today through impactful journalism.
Created by Marie Stopes International and The Guardian, the annual competition is sponsored by Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline.
CARE International UK is delighted to be one of the nine international development agencies involved. Shortlisted finalists have the opportunity to travel abroad to Africa or Asia and report on the issues firsthand.
CARE International UK CEO Geoffrey Dennis says, “Development is often side lined by more attention grabbing headlines. This initiative offers a unique opportunity for journalists to bring international development stories to life and put them back on the news agenda. The standard of entries to the competition is always incredibly high and we are really looking forward to seeing what this year’s entries bring”.
The 16 best writers (eight amateur, eight professional) will have their articles printed in special supplements of The Guardian, and featured on the newspaper’s website www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition.
The deadline for entries is Thursday 3 May 2012. For more details of the competition, including information on how to enter, visit www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition.