This year's International Journalism Week includes four 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 2023

There will be four types of competitions in International Journalism Week (IJW) 2022: a podcast, a short video, a tiktok video and a quiz. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the competitions - prize winners will also receive certificates as evidence of their hard work and success. Please note that these competitions are only open undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the University of Sheffield.

All submissions must relate to the theme of IJW 2023 - "Journalism under attack!". Submissions can also relate directly to the subtheme, “press freedom under attack”.

Podcast competition

This category involves recording and editing your own podcast that responds to the theme. The podcast should be 10 minutes maximum. 

Short video competition

This category involved shooting and editing your own short video that responds to the theme. The video should be 5 minutes maximum. 

TikTok competition

This should be a 1-minute video that responds to the theme.

Quiz competition

All attendees can participate in the quiz, but it is mandatory for all first-year BA Journalism and MA Global Journalism students. The quiz questions will be drawn from papers delivered during the first four days of the conference, and any other questions selected by the coordinator of the quiz session.

How do I enter the competitions?

All competitors should produce a captivating, original and didactic piece that would help us understand the theme of this year's IJW. To signal your interest in any of the competition categories, send a synopsis of your piece (two paragraph summary of your idea) to Dr. Ilya Yablokov at and copy in by Monday 9 October 2023

Once your synopsis is approved (in a separate email sent to you personally), you can book a production support appointment with the creative media team by emailing or visiting the team at the Level 4 helpdesk of the Diamond building. The subject of your email must have the words, "IJW 2023 Creative Media Competition". You'll also receive instructions on how to submit your work via Blackboard.

You must complete and submit your production by Monday 23 October.