Young Journalist Competition

Young Journalist Competition

Are you a young person interested in journalism?
Somerset Loves Europe is running a competition to find and recruit journalistic talent in Somerset.
To enter the competition, you’ll need to research and write an article, no more than 1000 words, about the impact (positive or negative) that leaving the EU is having in your part of Somerset.
There are three age categories, each with a cash prize of £100:
  • 16 years and under
  • 17 – 18 years
  • 19 – 22 years

Please submit your entry to

Prizes will be awarded at a grand ceremony as soon as such things are possible again, we guess mid-2021. Watch this space to hear of the exciting plans that we have for that! The winners will be invited to present their research in a speech, if they wish. But don’t worry if that doesn’t appeal; someone else will read out your article if you prefer.
Entrants should have some link to Somerset, such as living here, attending a school or college here, or having close family ties to the county. Please let us know that link in your entry.


Any data we hold on you as a result of this competition (age, name, location, contact details) will remain strictly confidential. We will not share your data with any 3rd parties, and we will not use your data to send you promotional material. If you wish to sign up to our mailing list, then please visit our website and click ‘join our email list’. We will erase all the data we hold about our applicants (including all essay submissions) 30 days after the prizes have been awarded. Should we wish to retain any submissions beyond this period then we will only do so with the entrant’s consent.
All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have for the pieces they submit, but by entering The Somerset Loves Europe Young Journalist Competition, each contestant consents to the use of her/his unattributed research or parts thereof being used in any advertisements, educational materials, research or media and publicity carried out or produced by Somerset Loves Europe without further notice or compensation.

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