Future News Worldwide Competition and Conference 2018 in Edinburgh

Young writers, bloggers, vloggers, photographers, journalists who enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution with good command in English are welcome to apply for the Future News Worldwide competition and conference 2018, which will be held from 2nd to 8th of July in Edinburgh. Participation is fully funded. Deadline to apply is February 28th.

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organizations. They are looking for 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, on July.


The prize of the competition consists of a place at the Future News Worldwide 2018 conference, and inclusion in the Future News Worldwide alumni network.

Travel to and from local airport to Edinburgh for the dates of the Conference, visa, accommodation and meals will be covered.

Main criteria

  • The Competition is open to individuals of any nationality aged 18-25 who enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution;
  • A native speaker of English OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent;
  • Not have participated in a previous iteration of Future NEWS or Future News Worldwide;
  • Dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form.

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