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The competition is now open!
Show off your writing skills and financial know-how. Take part in our Young Financial Journalist competition, being run in partnership with the FT and FLIC.
The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), the Financial Times (FT) and their Financial Literary and Inclusion Campaign (FLIC) are pleased to announce the launch of the Young Financial Journalist competition 2002/23! We are seeking well-argued
articles from students aged 14-19 for this joint competition.
Winning entries will be published on the LIBF’s website: www.libf.ac.uk and may also be published on FT.com and/or in an edition of FT Money. The winner of each age group will also receive a £150 cash prize.
The competition runs from 5 December 2022 - 14 April 2023.
Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, including the FT's money and wealth editor, Stefan Wagstyl, and mathematician, writer and teacher Bobby Seagull. The winners will be announced in June 2023.
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Bobby Seagull is a maths teacher, author and broadcaster. He co-hosts the BBC Monkman & Seagull Genius Guide series and is a resident expert on Channel 4's quiz The Answer Trap. He has published The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and co-hosts the Maths Appeal podcast. He previously worked in investment banking as a trader (Lehman Brothers & Nomura) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (PwC). He is now a regular commentator on financial education and money matters.
Stefan Wagstyl is Money and Wealth Editor at the FT. He edits Wealth magazine and manages global wealth management stories. Previously he’s been the FT’s Comment Editor for the Nikkei Asian Review, Chief Germany Correspondent,
and the FT’s Editor for beyondbrics, Emerging Markets, Central and East Europe, New Delhi Bureau Chief and Tokyo Bureau Chief.
Catherine Winter is Managing Director, Financial Education and Community Outreach at The London Institute of Banking & Finance. Following a career in communications, she was a teacher of economics for six years and is now responsible
for our work with schools who are delivering our financial capability qualifications at GCSE and A Level.
By entering this competition you agree to our, and FT's, use of your entry and processing of your personal data. We, and FT, may also publish the surname and region as part of the winning entry. If you do not want us to publish your surname, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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To enter, write an article based on ONE of the questions in your age group. Submit your entry using the form provided on our website, by the closing date (14 April 2023).
The judges are looking for:
The competition runs from Friday 9 December 2022 to Friday 14 April 2023.
Entries must be uploaded via our website by close of business (17:00hrs) on Friday 14 April 2023.
The winners will be announced in June (2023).
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