To mark World Press Freedom Day and to honor reporters who put their lives and livelihood at risk to shed light on ongoing crises, including two Reuter’s journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who spent more than 500 days behind bars in Myanmar, The Globe Post is hosting a writing contest for young journalists this year.

Undergraduate and graduate journalism students, as well as reporters at the beginning of their career, can apply for the award.

The jury will include the editorial team of The Globe Post. The deadline for submissions is June 30. The winner will be announced on July 15 and will receive a US$1,000 prize. In addition, the author will be profiled in the Interview section of the website.

To allow us to evaluate participants’ writing skills, and to give all reporters at the beginning of their career a chance to participate, all articles submitted for the contest must be original pieces in English that have NOT been previously published.

Shortlisted finalists will get a byline in The Globe Post as their articles will be posted in a designated section on the website.

The stories can be about media freedom, human rights, cross-border issues or any controversial and/or under reported matter in a particular country or region. Each submission must demonstrate professionalism and meet international journalistic standards.

Additional material you must provide:                                                                

  • A CV or résumé about your education and journalism career
  • a passport-quality photo (JPEG, GIF or PNG file, size no larger than 250Kb) of yourself and your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story

Please say “The Globe Post Journalism Contest” in the subject line when you email your submissions to We’ll be glad to answer any additional questions you may have.

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