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The winners of the individual student competition receive their certificates from Nicholas JonesIndividual competition winners

Congratulations to the three brilliant winners of our competition for individual students, who win visits to three leading UK media organisations:

  • Kate Proctor (Press Association)

  • Ella Craig (The Guardian)

  • Catherine Lewis (BBC Radio 5Live)

Competition details

Do you feel strongly about the public's right to know? Should journalists report on stories at all costs? Tell us what you think and win a visit to a leading UK media organisation.

The Department of Journalism Studies and the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) are delighted to announce this year's individual competition as part of International Journalism Week 2018. This is open to all MA students and all first-year undergraduate journalism students at the University of Sheffield.

All you need to do is answer the following question:

Journalism in High-Risk Environments: what should news organisations take into account when sending journalists into hostile situations?

Only one entry per student is allowed and your submission can be in any of the following formats:

  • a one-page essay (500 words)
  • a blogpost (500 words)
  • a vlog (90 seconds)
  • a photo or a picture gallery (maximum of five photos)

Entries will be judged by professional journalists and members of our academic staff.

There will be three prizes, all of which involve visits to top media organisations. These include a day at The Guardian, BBC 5Live and the Press Association!

More details

International Journalism Week takes place in week 7 (5-9 November). During the week, there will be a special awards ceremony, where the creators of the top three submissions will each be presented with a fantastic opportunity to visit and spend time in a leading UK media organisation. The department will cover all of the costs of the visits. The winning entries will also be published on the Department of Journalism Studies website.

Sounds exciting? Don't delay: start working on your entry today!

Deadline for entries is Monday 29 October at 1pm. Please email all entries to Dr Emma Heywood (

Good luck!