BBC Young Reporters Competition

The BBC Young Reporters Competition is now open for entries. This year’s theme is “Me and My World”. Students are encouraged to submit reports that focus on personal stories related to their experiences with family, friends, or the community. They can also explore issues or experiences that are particularly relevant to young people.

The competition seeks original and unique story ideas that bring a fresh perspective to a subject. The most original and interesting stories will be reviewed by a panel consisting of presenters, reporters, senior editors, and producers from various BBC programmes and platforms, including Newsbeat, Newsround, BBC Sport, Radio 5 Live, and The One Show.

Entries are divided into two age categories: 11-15 and 16-18 years old. Participants can choose to submit their entries in written or video format. Written entries should not exceed 350 words, while videos or audio recordings should be no longer than three minutes.

Winners of the competition will have the opportunity to work with a BBC journalist or production team to bring their story to life on either radio, TV, online, or social media. The selected stories will be broadcasted on one of these platforms by the BBC in 2024, based on their editorial merit. Individual production and broadcast dates will be arranged with each winner and the relevant BBC production team to accommodate editorial needs and broadcasting schedules. The BBC will cover reasonable travel expenses for each winner. Additionally, all winners will receive a BBC Young Reporter “goodie bag” pack as a token of appreciation.

To further support students in the development, creation, and submission of their reports, Miss Barton holds a BBC Young Reporters Club every Monday after school.

The deadline for entries is 23rd March 2024 at 23:00. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your talent as a young reporter.

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