Amanda Kamela, 2014 Future News Winner


Do you want to be the next star television interviewer? Do you have your eye on being a big-name columnist or a hot-shot reporter? Does journalism excite you? Aged 18-25? Then have we got news for you!

Enter our competition for a chance to win a fully-funded place at an international conference for aspiring young journalists in the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital City. 

The theme of this year’s conference is the Business of News.

All you have to do is show us your writing skills…..

Future NEWS, a three-day event on 4-6 September 2015,  will bring together more than 100 young people from across the world who will:

  • learn key multi-media reporting and editing skills from established and emerging media and journalism professionals 
  • network with the best from the world of media and journalism, and with other aspiring journalists
  • report using the Future NEWS multi-media real-time editorial system
  • build up your writing and multi-media portfolio to support your CV.

Your fully-funded place includes accommodation, travel to and from Scotland and subsistence.



Are you 18-25 and an undergraduate in any discipline or aiming for university? 

Are you fluent in spoken and written English?

Are you aiming for a career in journalism or a graduate programme in journalism?

Then you’re eligible to enter the competition. 


Enter by writing and submitting an essay or a piece of reportage of no more than 500 words answering the question:

Why should I, from many applicants from around the world, win a place at Future NEWS 2015? Why does journalism need me?



All entrants need to be able to commit to a three-day attendance at the full conference and be able to travel to Scotland at Future NEWS’s expense.

All entries should be submitted by email to: 

The subject of the email should state ‘Future NEWS Competition Entry’


As part of entries each entrant should state in the email:

• Full Name

• Date of Birth

• Nationality

• Current educational institution and level and course of study

• Academic referee with contact details

• Home Address

• Contact Telephone Number

• Email Address


Final competition entries should be submitted by  Saturday 4 July 2015.

Only one submission per applicant will be accepted and late entries will not be considered by judges. Future News is aimed at would-be journalists. 



All successful entrants will be informed be email by no later than 17 July 2015


Future NEWS is delivered in association with the Scottish Government, the British Council and Reuters.