Kickstart Your Journalism Career With BBC Young Reporter Competition

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Love journalism and have a story to tell? Submit and entry to the BBC’s Young Reporter Competition.

What is BBC Young Reporter?

BBC Young Reporter is a journalism and media project run by the BBC which supports young people to develop content creation skills, find out about careers in broadcasting and share their own stories.

On their website, you can find lots of information about all things journalism and broadcasting. You can read about what a career in journalism is like as well as how to spot fake news. There is also a competition hosted on the site called the BBC Young Reporter competition.

What is the BBC Young Reporter competition?

The completion is an opportunity for 11-18 year-olds to report on a story or an issue that matters to them. It can be a personal story related to your friends, family, or community, or about something that is more relevant to young people in general.

With the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme-makers, you can get your story on TV, radio, online and on social media!

This year is the 4th year of the competition, so there are plenty of stories that have already been published. You can check them out here.

How can I submit an entry?

You can submit an entry HERE before the closing date, Sunday 27 March 2022.

You’ll need to fill in some basic details about yourself and answer a few questions.

You can either write your story idea (max 300 words) or submit a video or audio recording (max 3 minutes).

You’ll need to get some consent from a parent or guardian as you’ll be sharing information that’s personal.

You can apply in Welsh too!

Additional Information

If you’re aged between 11-25 in Cardiff and want to share a story about something that matters to you or your community, you can do that on TheSprout! You can email us with your blog idea at and we can help you to get it published.

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