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2017 Young Financial Journalist of the Year Competition Launches

25 January, 2017Eoghan Hughes

Thousands of teenagers throughout the UK will compete for the title of 2017 Young Financial Journalist of the Year.

Run by financial education charity The London Institute of Banking & Finance, the competition challenges teenagers aged between 14-19 to research and write a 1,000 word article or blog, considering the financial challenges the next generation is likely to encounter in their lifetimes.

BBC Business Presenter Steph McGovern will judge this year’s competition and is looking for clear, concise and well-written arguments, with entrants encouraged to think broadly about the financial world both now and in the future.

Two prizes of £150 are on offer for those aged 14-16 and 17-19 respectively, with an additional £50 prize for the most original idea. The competition is open until 24 February 2017.

Steph McGovern said:

“Explaining financial issues to people in a interesting and informative way is not easy, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what our young journalists have come up with. No doubt us judges will probably learn a thing or two as well!”

Alison Pask, Managing Director, Financial Capability & Community Outreach at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, said:

“The Young Financial Journalist of the Year Competition is an excellent opportunity for budding journalists, bloggers and writers to hone their skills and impress one of the most influential and recognisable business presenters in the country with their understanding of the financial world.

“At a time when financial news is dominating the headlines, participants will have no shortage of subject matter to choose from and we’re expecting the competition to be intense and the entries both well-researched and presented.”

For more information on The Young Financial Journalist of the Year and details on how to enter, please visit: http://www.libf.ac.uk/study/financial-capability/student-zone/young-financial-journalist-of-the-year