BBC Young Reporter Competition: Tell us the stories that matter to you

The BBC is looking for young people aged between 11 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the world around them.

The BBC Young Reporter Competition gives young people like you a unique chance to tell your story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

It could be something that is relevant to your life, or that of your family and friends, or it could be something that affects the wider world we live in – but which your own experience or reporting of can offer a unique perspective.

To enter, you need to send us an outline of the story idea USING THIS FORM before the closing date, Saturday 26 October 2019.

You can also send your story suggestion to us in Welsh here.

The most original and interesting stories will be put in front of a panel of presenters, reporters, senior editors and producers from programmes and platforms such as Newsbeat, Newsround, The One Show and BBC Three.

They will choose the most unique and powerful stories – which will be made with the winning entrants and will be broadcast by the BBC on either TV, radio, online or social media platforms. There will be national and regional winners so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get your story.


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Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program 2020, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year we welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe.

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off at the University of California Los Angeles with an intensive week of mentoring, discussion and learning from some of the top minds in digital media. Participants work closely with mentors on challenges unique to their careers and also receive support and coaching from ONA throughout the year.


The Women’s Leadership Accelerator provides:

A week of hands-on personal and professional work; candid discussions about leadership, work-life balance and problem-solving in the newsroom; deep dives on developing leadership and management skills; inspiring visits to digital media organizations; and one-on-one mentoring from industry leaders.
A year of check-ins and practical targeted guidance and personal coaching on individual challenges.
Registration, travel, and accommodations for the 2020 Online News Association Conference (ONA20) in Atlanta.
A half-day workshop for women in the program during ONA20.
The opportunity to be a part of a cohort of peers to serve as a strong career-long support system.
The program culminates in a workshop at ONA’s annual conference.

Oct. 2, 2019: Applications open
Oct. 31, 2019: Applications close
January 2020: Cohort announced
March 1-6, 2020: Accelerator at the University of California Los Angeles
Oct. 3, 2020: Final workshop at ONA20 annual conference in Atlanta
Opportunities for the community

Outside the cohort, ONA shares the lessons from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through other programming and events, including collaboration with ONA Local, ONA’s annual conference and training in partnership with other organizations.

In addition, you can connect with alumnae of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through free one-on-one coaching on Over 60 women, including ONA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata, offer free coaching sessions to support other women in digital journalism with leadership and management tips, career advice and feedback on their work.

To see the requirements, click here!

To Apply Click here


Application deadline: 15 January 2020 (Call Opens 14 November 2019)

With the pilot project (1st call for proposals Nov. 2019), the FWF supports the promotion of completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that lie outside the current scientific understanding. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented research topics with high scientific and transformative potential.

Target group

  • Qualified principal investigators—both established researchers and those at the beginning of their career—who work or want to work at Austrian research institutions.
  • Formal applications are submitted by the Austrian research institution; there is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted by a research institution.
  • A principal investigator can only be involved in one project application. The FWF’s limit on the number of funded projects in other programmes does not apply to applications for the 1000 Ideas Programme.


  • Encourage risk-taking, foster creativity and facilitate the development of novel, innovative research domains;
  • Focus on high-risk, original or transformative research at an early stage, which may be too premature to have very good chances of obtaining funding via existing grant programmes due to the unconventional design, lack of validating data and/or the high risks involved;
  • Address visionary research ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or are not yet the subject of debates in academic research and/or in society.


  • International scientific or scholarly publications
  • During the course of the project, the principal investigator must be employed at least 50% at a research institution; this must be confirmed by the research institution.
  • Anonymous submission, i.e. the identity, the career level of the researchers or the name of the research institution must not be recognizable from the research proposal
  • The research proposal must contain
    • i) a project description primarily addressing the project’s transformative potential and its scientific and scholarly foundation
    • ii) a description addressing the planned realisation of the proposed research including a logical and step-by-step plan and
    • iii) a risk assessment, concluded by a list of works cited (references).
  • The proposals received will be checked very rigorously with regard to form and anonymity, and proposals that do not meet the requirements will be excluded.


  • Maximum of 24 months

Maximum of €150,000. These costs will be covered: Personnel costs for the own position (up to max. 50 %) as well as employees, material, equipment, travel, other costs and 5 % general project costs.


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Deadline: January 10, 2020

The #IdeasChangeLives is an initiative of the British Council. Its sole purpose is to stimulate creative minds to propose digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

They believe anyone could have an idea that has the power to change lives. No matter who they are or where they are.

The British Council is looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact on communities across the globe.

The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their idea, as well as mentorship and support from the British Council for a full year.


Our focus for 2019

Ideas that help to meet any or all of the targets within one of the three Global Goals for Sustainable Development below are needed:

Goal 4: Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 5: Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.


Who can apply

The competition is open to anyone and everyone across the world. You can choose to apply as an individual or an organization.

They accept ‘early-stage’ applications, meaning you don’t necessarily need a working prototype when you make your application.

You don’t need to be working in the digital or technology sector to apply.


To Apply visit British Council Website


Apply here


Deadline – September 15th, 2019


The Awards are:

1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media). The prize is for print and online coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the U.N., who died while on an assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize, sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, for broadcast (TV & Radio) media. The prize is for broadcast coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, who died while on an assignment in Haiti in 2004.

3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water.


Important Information For Applicants:

  • Coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies is specified in each category; the committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, peacekeeping operations and nonproliferation, including the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
  • Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online coverage must be published between September 2018 and August 2019.
  • The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will consider the courage and investigative and reporting skills of the journalists. Special attention will be given to the originality of daily coverage and breaking news from U.N. Headquarters. Entries from the developing world media are particularly welcome.
  • Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian) however a written transcript in English or French is necessary to facilitate the judging process.
  • Each candidate can submit to no more than two (2) prize categories, with a maximum of three (3) stories in each. Joint entries are accepted.
  • Electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are required.
  • Electronic entries are mandatory
  • All entries must be received by September 15th, 2019
Apply here