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Show off your writing skills and financial know-how. Take part in our Young Financial Journalist competition, being run in partnership with the Financial Times.
Claer Barrett is an award-winning journalist who was the Editor of FT Money from 2015. She is now the Consumer Editor, covering consumer finance issues and beyond. She writes a weekly Serious Money column in FT Money, presents the weekly Money Clinic podcast and the weekly Business Clinic live Q&A videos aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs. She continues to be a consumer and finance commentator for LBC and other broadcast media.
Bobby Seagull is a mathematician, teacher and writer. He appeared on the television program University Challenge in 2017, and in 2018 on Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain. His first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers, was published in 2019. He is a regular commentator on financial education and money matters.
Catherine Winter is Managing Director of Financial Education 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 education qualifications at GCSE and A Level.
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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 (19 March 2021).
The judges are looking for:
1. The competition is open to young people aged between 14-19, attending school in the UK.
2. Entries must be a minimum of 700 words and no more than 800 words, excluding headings and entrant information. You must answer one of the questions in your age group.
3. Entries must be made via our website www.libf.ac.uk by close of business (17:00) on Friday 19 March 2021, using the entry form provided.
4. Entries must specify the student’s name, age, gender, school, UK region and name of teacher.
5. Entries should be typewritten and submitted in a word document format (MSWord or similar word processing package).
Entries will be disqualified if they:
a. Don’t comply with the entry requirements, including minimum or maximum word count.
b. Contain excessive spelling, punctuation or grammatical mistakes, judged at our discretion.
c. Save their entry in a format that can’t be opened with standard packages such as MS Word.
6. Articles will be checked for plagiarism.
7. Late entries will not be accepted.
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The winners will be announced in May 2021.
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