The Thomson Foundation in London, UK invites applications for Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia course with new competition open to international journalists all over the world entrants aged 18 or over.

Every summer, international journalists come to London to attend Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia course. The result is a unique community that now extends to hundreds of journalists worldwide, all with cutting-edge skills in different media.
One competition winner – along with the next cohort of international journalists all looking to sharpen their multiplatform skills – will be given the opportunity to come to London and spend five weeks working with top industry mentors.

Worth of Award
With a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week’s placement at a leading UK media organization, this is the biggest-ever competition prize with a total value of £11,000.


  • International journalists all over the world
  • The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
  • Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  • Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  • The closing date of the competition is 11.59pm (GMT) on 1st May, 2018. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered.
  • The prize is subject to a successful visa application, is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

How to Apply
1) Enroll on your first Journalism Now online course (if you haven’t already enrolled on a course).
2) Once you’ve enrolled on a course of your choice, log in to the Journalism Now platform (details on how to log in will be given once you enrol), find the Journalism Now Scholar channel and register your intent to participate in the competition by posting a piece of work that you have completed.
3) Next, you need to complete FIVE courses successfully. All of their Journalism Now courses are self-paced. Some courses can be completed within three hours over multiple sessions, others up to six hours, on average. You have until 1st May to complete all five courses.
How you will be assessed:
The Thomson Foundation summer course team will look at the participants with the highest grade average, the quality of the work submitted, as well as your Journalism Now forum score (generated by your activity levels within the Journalism Now platform). The top performer will win a place on this year’s summer course!

Deadline: Closing date is 1st May 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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