London Voices

London Voices: A citizen journalism competition for London


Do you live, work or study in London?

Are you interested in journalism, or want to have a go at being a citizen journalist?

Want to win up to £2,000?

Then why not enter our free London Voices citizen journalism competition?

Send your entry to Amanda at

No previous experience required, just an enthusiasm for citizen journalism!


What are the prizes?

          • First prize: £2,000
          • Second prize: £750
          • Third prize: £250


          • All entries will be viewed by experts from the Media Society and BBC, and have their work showcased online
          • All winners and short-listed entrants will be invited to a high profile awards event at the prestigious Media Society June Summer Drinks Party in central London

What are the aims of the competition?

London Learning Consortium has partnered with the Media Society to run a journalism and media competition in 2017 to support aspiring journalists (whether you want to be a professional, or contribute to citizen papers, online debate or something else). The aim is to support and promote new journalism and media talent across London, and generate some fresh, new and inspirational perspectives of our city.

What type of entry are we looking for?

We are looking for any type of journalistic report, including:

          • Writing a traditional print or online article
          • Producing a short video or radio article
          • Writing an innovative blog
          • Telling your story through photo journalism

Or you could have a combination of any of the above.

Are there any restrictions on what I write about?

The competition is divided into four themes - just choose one!

Please note we do not permit you as an entrant to use your entry as a platform to express discriminatory or prejudicial views or to incite hatred, violence or criminal activities whether this be actual, virtual or accidental. This is not a vehicle for political views or for lobbying.

What are the themes?


How can I enter the competition?

Entry to the competition is very straightforward:

          1. Download a  Project Brief  which explains what we are looking for.
          2. Work on your project and submit it by Monday 22nd May 2017. Send your entry to Amanda at

Any other rules?

          • You must not be a professional full-time journalist
          • The work must be your own, but it can be part of a collaborative partnership (e.g. a community group, class etc)
          • You must be aged over 16 and either live, work or study in London

Any questions?

Once you have read the  Project Brief , if you have any other questions about the competition, please contact Amanda at

Follow us on Twitter @LondonVoices16 to find links to a range of online support.

Don’t miss out – the competition is closing soon!

Send your entry to Amanda at