Independent launches 2009 Wyn Harness young journalist prize


The Independent has launched the second year of the Wyn Harness Prize for Young Journalists – a competition for any aspiring newspaper journalists under the age of 26 (as of December 31 2009).

The winner will receive a cash bursary of £1,000; have their entry published in the Independent; and have a two-week work placement in its London newsroom.

To enter, candidates must write a 500-700 word news report about an aspect of Britain or British society that rarely makes the headlines.

It should be unusual and eye-opening, as well as being accurate, well researched and stylishly written. This must be emailed to features [at] by midnight on Sunday 22 November by midnight on Sunday 6 December.

The winner of the prize will be announced on 14 December 21 December.

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