Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar Competition 2018 (Win a fully-funded place on the Summer Course in London)

Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar Competition 2018 (Win a fully-funded place on the Summer Course in London)

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Enter the Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar competition for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid place on the 2018 Thomson Foundation summer course. Journalism Now is a series of online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge-sharing platform.

Every summer, international journalists come to London to attend Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia course. The result is a unique community that now extends to hundreds of journalists worldwide, all with cutting-edge skills in different media.


Participation in Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia summer course – a five-week long intensive training programme in London (from 6th August to 7th September, 2018) with a week’s work experience in a UK media organisation.

One competition winner – along with the next cohort of international journalists all looking to sharpen their multiplatform skills – will be given the opportunity to come to London and spend five weeks working with top industry mentors. With a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week’s placement at a leading UK media organisation, this is our biggest-ever competition prize with a total value of £11,000.


  • Open to journalists worldwide


Here’s how to enter, in three steps:

  1. Enrol on your first Journalism Now online course (if you haven’t already enrolled on a course). You can browse through all of their live courses here.
  2. Once you’ve enrolled on a course of your choice, log in to the Journalism Now platform (details on how to log in will be given once you enrol), find the Journalism Now Scholar channel and register your intent to participate in the competition by posting a piece of work that you have completed.
  3. Next, you need to complete FIVE courses successfully. All of our Journalism Now courses are self-paced. Some courses can be completed within three hours over multiple sessions, others up to six hours, on average. You have until 1st May to complete all five courses.

Special access and rates for courses:

Take advantage: They have a mixture of free and paid-for online courses available. Successfully complete two free courses and you can choose a third paid-for course of your choice for free. You can also access our special rates on all paid-for courses, open to all while the Journalism Now Scholar competition is active until 1st May, 2018.

How you will be assessed:

The Thomson Foundation summer course team will look at the participants with the highest grade average, the quality of the work submitted, as well as your Journalism Now forum score (generated by your activity levels within the Journalism Now platform). The top performer will win a place on this year’s summer course!

For any queries relating to your application for the Journalism Now Scholar competition, please email: [email protected]

For more information, visit Thomson Foundation.