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Youth Reporter Competition

The Canadian Forces Newspapers Youth Reporter Competition gives young people like you a unique chance to tell your story in print, online or on social media with the help of Canadian Forces Newspapers journalists, editors and photographers.


It could be something that is relevant to your life, or that of your family and friends, or it could be something that affects the wider world we live in - but which your own experience or reporting of can offer a unique perspective.


The story must be original and about an issue or a personal experience or insight which has not been widely reported about before and/or reflects the life of the contributor or their friends and/or family. You should state why you think you reporting the story or issue will bring a unique perspective to it, but also how you would widen your report to look at the issues around the subject.


Stories will be judged on editorial merit - that means the strength of story, originality, and the personal story or background around it. Judges will be looking for a range of diverse stories from across the military community.


The winner will receive a grand prize package and a scholarship!


Key Dates

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

Selection Committee: January 15, 2021

Finalists announced:   January 25, 2021

Final article deadline: March 31, 2021

Articles published: May 1, 2021

Readership voting closes:  May 31, 2021

Winner Announced: June, 2021


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