To mark World Press Freedom Day and to honour reporters who put their lives and livelihood at risk to shed light on ongoing crises, including two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who spent more than 500 days behind bars in Myanmar, The Globe Post is offering a writing contest for young journalists this year.

Worth of Award

  • The winner will be announced on July 15 and will receive a US$1,000 prize. In addition, the author will be profiled in the Interview section of the website.
  • Shortlisted finalists will get a byline in The Globe Post as their articles will be posted in a designated section on the website.


  • Undergraduate and graduate journalism students, as well as reporters at the beginning of their career, can apply for the award.
  • The jury will include the editorial team of The Globe Post.
  • To allow them to evaluate participants’ writing skills, and to give all reporters at the beginning of their career a chance to participate, all articles submitted for the contest must be original pieces in English that have NOT been previously published.
  • The stories can be about media freedom, human rights, cross-border issues or any controversial and/or underreported matter in a particular country or region. Each submission must demonstrate professionalism and meet international journalistic standards.

How to Apply

Additional material you must provide:

  • a CV or resumé about your education and journalism career
  • a passport-quality photo (JPEG, GIF or PNG file, size no larger than 250Kb) of yourself and your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story
  • When you email them your submission, please say “The Globe Post Journalism Contest” in the subject line.
  • If you have any questions about the awards process, please write to [email protected]

Deadline: applications close June 30, 2019.


Click here for more details and to apply

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