The Young Financial Journalist competition 2022-23 is now open

13 December, 2022
The team from Isambard Community School won a special commendation award for best use of media in a presentation. In this picture, the teachers from Isambard Community School applaud the win

The London Institute of Banking & Finance has launched its annual Young Financial Journalist competition 2022-23, in partnership with the Financial Times (FT), the FT’s Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (FLIC) and the free FT for Schools programme. Categorised by three age groups, the competition is open to students aged 14-19.

The competition deadline is 14 April 2023, so students have enough time to submit their entries and showcase their financial journalism skills! The winner in each age group will receive a £150 cash prize, and the chance to be published in the Financial Times.

Catherine Winter, Managing Director, Financial Education and Community Outreach at The London Institute of Banking & Finance says: “Financial education is pivotal in teaching young people essential personal finance skills, especially when they leave school and enter adult life. Our Young Persons’ Money Index has consistently found that young people experience anxiety around money and would like more financial education in schools. We have been working with schools to close the financial literacy gap, by delivering financial education qualifications and programmes to engage young people. The Young Financial Journalist competition is one way to inspire them to take an interest.”

Leo Smith was the winner in the 16-17 age category of the competition last year. He says: “A career in finance is something I’ve definitely considered. Writing the article ensured that it was still an option for me, because it sparked my interest more.”

Last year’s entries produced some excellent articles by talented young writers:

Find out more about our Young Financial Journalist competition