NewsBrands Ireland are extending their hugely successful Press Pass student journalism competition by asking students to submit a piece of journalism concerning the Coronavirus and the impact it is having. The entry can be either a feature article or an opinion piece.
As an example the work could focus on:
Options are not restricted to the above suggestions, we welcome any original thoughts from students. Writing and documenting major global and personal events can play an important role in keeping young people mentally strong and healthy during this worrying time. Sometimes it’s hard for teenagers to express how they feel to parents, friends, and classmates. Writing gives a student an outlet for emotions that may otherwise be trapped and may be lead to anxiety.
To find out how to write a great News Feature or Opinion Piece, please check out the advise here.
Please check out award winning Opinion and Feature articles here:
Entry is open to secondary school students There are three categories in this competition
Advice from the judges:
All work must be original with any quotes used cited to the source
Remember this piece will be published in national media so do not not write anything you would not like see in print
Before you write, read feature articles and opinion pieces in the newspaper at home or on a news website or check out the award winning articles on this website
The winning articles will be published in a selection of national and local newspapers and news websites and the students will each win a €200 gift voucher.
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 8th 2020. Please enter via https://newsbrandsireland.ie/new-press-pass-student-writing-competition/
For further details, please contact Lisa Buckley, NewsBrands Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org