Welcome to The Day's Global Young Journalist Awards 2024!

Our 2024 competition is now CLOSED for entries! Good luck to everyone who has entered.

Open to young people aged 7-18 worldwide, the Global Young Journalist Awards offers a platform for young reporters to share their story, choosing from a wide range of journalism formats, such as written article, photography, illustration, audio, video, or graphic design.

Meet our 2024 Judges!

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This year, our launch coincides with International Women’s Day, where we honour an exceptional all-female panel of remarkable women. Get ready to be inspired by the incredible lineup of trailblazing women, including MP Jess Phillips, newsreader Cathy Newman, Olympian Heather Fisher, Dr. Oriane Chausiaux, cognitive neuropsychologist and epidemiologist Sarah Bauermeister, journalist Suyin Haynes, speaker Meena Wood, 2023 Global Young Journalist Award winner Jenin Al Shalabi, and journalist Rose Stokes!

What are the Global Young Journalist Awards?

Are you ready to become the next award-winning journalist? Well, you’re in luck because The Global Young Journalist Awards are here to help you unleash your inner storyteller!

This competition is free and accessible for all 7-18 year olds, with flexible formats and 10 categories including:

  • Mental Health
  • Technology
  • Climate
  • Science
  • Equality
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Health
  • Financial

This contest offers young people worldwide the chance to share their stories and win their work published, a trophy, certificate and tech, not to mention feedback from our judges and journalists!

The competition was launched in 2022 by Richard Addis, founder and editor of The Day, and it is fast becoming the most prestigious of its kind. Last year the competition received a whopping 550 entries from every continent except Antarctica.

Participating in journalism allows you to develop a range of skills, such as storytelling, communication, research, global awareness, oracy, and fact-checking. Plus, it’s an excellent way to boost your confidence and literacy skills!

Entry Guidance

The editorial team at The Day has provided guidelines for each of the six formats of journalism that you can enter with. You must select one format out of the six available options for each category, and you can submit multiple entries for different categories if you wish, but only one format for each category.

Click here to read our entry guidance

Click here to read our competition t&c’s

Please ensure that all entries are submitted by midnight, Friday 26th April.

Previous Judges

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Whether you’re looking for tips for your entry, or want to find out a bit more about the awards, be sure to view our video hub and look out for new content soon!

Click here to see our bank of inspiration video content.

 

See our previous winners:

View our 2023 Global Young Journalist Awards page 

View our 2022 Global Young Journalist Awards page