Registrations open for the Young Financial Journalist of the Year competition
Entries are now open for the Young Financial Journalist of the Year competition, reports the Financial Times. The event is organized by the London Institute of Business & Finance in partnership with the Financial Times.
The aim is to find the best personal finance articles by people aged between 14 and 19.
Students in the U.K. who wish to participate must submit a 700 to 800 worded article by Jan. 9, 2020 on one of two possible questions offered in each of three different age categories detailed on the LIBF website.
The competition marks an expansion of the FT’s free schools programme, which offers FT access to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools globally.
The judges will include Claer Barrett, personal finance editor of the FT, Bobby Seagull, a maths teacher and author, and Catherine Winter, head of financial capability at LIBF, which offers financial qualifications in schools.
The judges will be looking for a clear narrative, original ideas with evidence of research to support the argument, good spelling and grammar and an engaging journalistic style.
The winning entries will receive a £150 cash prize.
The question options for 14-15-year old are: What will the bank of the future be like? Describe how you think banking will have changed in 20 years’ time; and Where do you want to be financially in 20 years’ time and how will you get there?
For 16-17-year old, the choice is: What are the main financial issues facing young people today, and what might some of the answers be? and Why should young people consider a career in banking and finance? What sorts of careers does the sector offer?
For 18-19-year old: Personal data is the new gold. Discuss; and How can the finance sector help us move to lower carbon economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change? What role should they play?