How to apply

Applicants are invited to make a submission focusing on a current issue facing the European Union or EU-Canada relations. In terms of format, the work may be either written (a news story or opinion piece of maximum 1,000 words) or audiovisual (a report of up to 90 seconds duration).

Students are encouraged to prepare their entries as if they were intended to be published in Canada in a newspaper or magazine, or broadcast on TV or radio. Submissions should be prepared with a Canadian audience in mind. The jury will pay particular attention to journalistic qualities and potential, including rigorous research and factual accuracy.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 January 2014 (postmark). In addition to the above-mentioned composition (in either English or French), applications must comprise:

  1. The student's résumé (curriculum vitae)
  2. A letter of motivation clearly outlining the reasons for applying and the anticipated benefits to be derived from participation in the study trip, with particular reference to the student's future career objectives
  3. Official administrative document issued by the university or college, verifying student status and enrolment
  4. Letter of reference
  5. Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

Please note that incomplete applications, i.e. applications not containing a journalistic composition accompanied by ALL FIVE of the above documents, will not be considered.

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Melina.Chimal-Pilon@eeas.europa.eu OR by mail to:

Delegation of the European Union to Canada
Ms. Mélina Chimal Pilon
Ref.: EU-Canada Young Journalist Award
150 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1900
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1

For audio-visual entries (CD, DVD, USB), please submit six copies by mail with the application, so that they can be distributed to the members of the jury.

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