The Herald and Daily What News Schools Journalist of the Year competition

Chance to win a day working as a journalist and the title of The Herald and Daily What News ‘Schools Journalist of the Year’

 Entries close 5pm on Friday 25 March 2011. Open to pupils aged 9 – 16 attending Scottish schools.

Full details here: http://www.dailywhat.org.uk/2011/03/chance-for-pupils-to-win-a-day-working-as-a-journalist.aspx

Daily What competition offers pupils rare opportunity to work on a newspaper

 Send us a short article to enter and you could win the title of The Herald and Daily What News ‘Schools Journalist of the Year’

Four pupils from across Scotland will have the chance to spend a day at The Herald offices in Glasgow, where you’ll have the opportunity to find out how a newspaper is run, what the job roles and opportunities are and what you need to write and publish the news.

All you have to do to enter is write a short news article. It can be about anything you think is topical – be it local, regional or even international news. If your news story is one of four selected by the editor of The Herald, your article will be printed on The Daily What News for everyone in schools across Scotland to read.

You’ll then go on to spend an insightful day at the front edge of journalism at The Herald. Of the four finalists who take part in the day as a journalist, the one whose article receives the highest number of unique page views on The Daily What News will go on to win the accolade of The Herald and Daily What News ‘Schools Journalist of the Year’.

There are 6 runner up prizes to be won too – pairs of tickets to the Glasgow Science Centre or Historic Scotland attractions nearer to where you live.

Entries close 5pm on Friday 25 March 2011.

For more information about how to enter and for full terms and conditions please click on the What’s more tab at the top of the page.

The Herald and Daily What News Schools Journalist of the Year competitionChance to win a day working as a journalist and the title of The Herald and Daily What News ‘Schools Journalist of the Year’

Entries close 5pm on Friday 25 March 2011. Open to pupils aged 9 – 16 attending Scottish schools.

The prize

Four pupils from across Scotland will have the chance to spend a day at The Herald offices in Glasgow. As part of this there’ll be the opportunity to find out how a newspaper is run, what the job roles and opportunities are, and the skills required for writing the news on a daily basis.

If your news story is one of the four selected by the editor of The Herald in Glasgow, your article will be printed on The Daily What News for everyone in schools across Scotland to read. The writer of the article which receives the highest number of unique page views on The Daily What News will also be awarded the title of The Herald and Daily What News ‘Schools Journalist of the Year’.

Six runners up will win tickets to the Glasgow Science Centre or Historic Scotland family explorer passes that can be used across Scotland.

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is write a short news article. It can be about anything you think is topical – be it local, regional or even international news.

Your article should be between 200 and 400 words in length, including headline and any sub headings and can be supplied in any format that can be attached to an email, such as word, pdf or powerpoint. A photograph can also be supplied (this is optional)*.

Articles must be sent by email to the editor of The Daily What News at dailywhat@tinopolis.com by no later than 5pm on Friday 25 March 2011. Please include the following details on the same document as your article:

Your name and age

Your school name and its address

Your teacher’s name

Should you be one of the four pupils whose articles are selected you will need to be available to spend the day in Glasgow at the Herald on either Thursday 12 May or Tuesday 17 May, 10am – 2pm.

Some suggestions on topics:

You could base your article on your reaction to a story that’s recently appeared on The Daily What News.

It could be a news story about something that you are interested in that’s happening near to your school or where you live and that you think pupils across Scotland would benefit from knowing more about.

Your article could be about your thoughts on recent new research about a topic that affects us all such as climate change or the recent floods around the world. Similarly it could be based on recent research about a topic that focuses on the lives of people in Scotland, like some of the health articles currently on The Daily What News.

A story based on the forthcoming Scottish Open golf tournament, Commonwealth Games or Edinburgh Film Festival are all newsworthy. What would be the main angle for the story? Could it be the effect these events have on the local economy?

Entries close 5pm Friday 25 March 2011. Please read the terms and conditions before taking part.

*Please note that you should only supply photographs which you have taken yourself or which you have permission to use. Learning and Teaching Scotland provide teachers with free home access to thousands of copyright cleared images at Scran. http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/usingglowandict/resources/resources/national/scran.asp