The Yorker holds journalism competition

The Yorker is holding a journalism competition to offer budding writers and photographers the chance to showcase their talents.

The competition is open to all University of York students, whether they are current writers for The Yorker or not, as the university's only independent media outlet looks to offer aspiring writers and photographers a platform on which to publish their work.

Themed around York, the competition asks entrants to submit either a 500 word article about their best or worst University of York experience or to enter their best photo of York.

Entries will be judged by The Yorker’s editor Aimee Howarth and deputy editor Lizzy Pennock, both of whom have over two years’ experience with the company after joining in their first year at York.

Speaking about the competition, editor Aimee Howarth said: “This is a fun and easy way to get involved with The Yorker. Whether you’re interested in a journalism career or just want to enter because you like writing, it’s a great way to start getting your work published.”

“Entries are flooding in already and I am really looking forward to reading them all. Hopefully some of the entrants will continue to contribute to The Yorker in the future too.”

Deputy Editor Lizzy Pennock added: "There's nothing like a bit of friendly competition to bring out the best in people, and we're hoping that people will want to carry on writing for us anyway even if they don't win.

“I'm looking forward to seeing what diverse and interesting experiences students have had at York,” she added.

The winning article and photo submissions will win free membership of The Yorker for the rest of this academic year, as well as having their work published on The Yorker’s website, which attracts over 250,000 hits a year.

Competition entries should be submitted to and with your name and webmail address before the competition deadline of Monday, February 13 (week 6).

For more details, visit The Yorker’s Journalism Competition Facebook page.

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