This year's International Journalism Week includes three competitions for students. Read on to find out more.

A full room at a presentation for International Journalism Week. Jackie Harrison, Head of School, presents at the front.

More about International Journalism Week 2021

There will be three types of competitions in International Journalism Week 2021: quiz, debates and short video productions. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the competitions. Prize winners will also receive certificates as evidence of their hard work and success. The competitions are open to only undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the University of Sheffield.

Debate competition

The topic relates to free speech and the power of internet intermediaries (eg SNS).

Expression of interest deadline: 15 February 2021

To express interest in the debate competition please contact Dr Dmitry Chernobrov (

Short video competition

Produce a creative, didactic, and captivating short video (maximum 5 minutes) which campaigns for social justice.  The video can focus on one of the following subjects: microaggressions, intersectionality, multiculturalism, tokenism, and Black Lives Matter. Other social justice related topics not listed here can also be accepted.

Expression of interest deadline: 15 February 2021

To express interest to participate in the short video competition, please email a one-page synopsis of your video to Jake Mason (

Quiz competition

All attendees can participate in the quiz. The quiz questions will be drawn from papers delivered during the first four days of the conference, and any other questions selected by the co-ordinator of the quiz session.

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