On Tuesday 10th July from 6-8.30pm, the London Voices Journalism Competition will hold its annual awards event, celebrating the print, video, audio and multimedia winners of the competition at The Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury.
London Voices is a journalism competition with a difference. Open to anyone who lives, works or studies in London, no previous experience is required – just a passion for telling a story.
Now in its second year, the competition is run by London Learning Consortium, with support from Newsweek Media Group, The Media Society, London South Bank University, Panda Radio, Your News UK TV, Update News & Journo Resources.
The 2018 London Voices Awards Ceremony recognises the best in emerging journalism. This year we have 11 awards covering audio, video, multimedia and print journalism. Winners come from schools, colleges and universities across the capital, and cover Bromley, Harrow, Islington, Wandsworth, Richmond, Lewisham, Barnet and Hackney. They will receive awards covering all aspects of journalism.
The event will include brief speeches from last year's winner, Louisa Naks, and from the Deputy Editor of Metro UK, Alex Hudson. It will also be filmed by Update News, a news website run by and for London teenagers, and ynuk.tv.
The awards will be an informal event, with drinks and nibbles available during the evening. Invitations can be obtained from competition manager Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the current focus on 'fake news' and concerns over social media and how it can create news stories, it is even more important that the next generation of Londoners know how to make their voices heard, and both report and consume news responsibly. The London Voices competition has generated some amazing stories from truly inspiring young people who will help inform generations to come.
Jamie Moreland, Update News (sponsor) said "It has been so difficult to choose winners, the entries have been absolutely stunning!"
Patrick Barrow, The Media Society (judge) said "There's some real talent coming through - some fresh thinking and fresh ideas. It's encouraging a true diversity of people to come forward and show what they have to offer the trade."
The London Voices 2018 competition has attracted entries from 21 London boroughs, from individuals ranging from 15 to 60 years old. 47% of entrants are either studying media or journalism, or have some experience. The rest are complete beginners, finding out about journalism for the first time.