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This journalism prize is not to be missed! Source: Artem Maltsev/ Unsplash

Do you have a passion for reporting about global poverty and social justice issues?

Are you currently enrolled in an American college or university, either as an undergraduate or graduate?

If you’ve answered yes to those two questions above, then this annual competition is awaiting your entry…

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Interesting in capturing a story and placing a creative spin? Source: Dng Trn Qu/ Unsplash

Open to applications now, the 2020 Win-a-Trip With Nick Kristof Contest, sponsored by the New York Times is searching for an ambitious learner who wants to embark on a reporting trip to cover global poverty and social justice issues.

Co-hosted with the Center for Global Development (CGD), the contest pairs the winner with the opportunity to travel on one trip with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof, where all your trip meals, lodging and transportation, and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses are provided.

There’s also the chance of having your winning essay published on and/or in the print version of The New York Times.

How do I enter?

To enter, you must explain why they should pick you, along with a brief background about yourself and what you would bring to the reporting and to readers; in no more than 700 words.

This mini-essay about your experience is also open for you to outline where you want to go on the winning trip and what you would like to write about for the New York Times, and/or there’s the option to reveal your career aspirations and what you’d like to be doing in 10 years.

To start, just fill out this entry form with your journalism, writing, and/or photography experience, the essay (no more than 700 words), your university and other details about your university degree.

“Our goal is to get a better understanding of you, your accomplishments, and your writing ability.

“Writers of colour, women, LGBTQ+ students, conservatives, liberals, artists, athletes, veterans- we want to hear from all of you!” says CGD.

Please note that the contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry who are currently undergraduate or graduate students, including those who are expected to graduate in the first six months of 2020 at an American college or university at the time of entry.

In addition, the contest submission period ends at 11:59 ET on January 7, 2020 and the winner will be notified via email or phone sometime in February or March 2020.

You can view the full terms and conditions of this contest here.

So to all the budding reporters out there, what are you waiting for? Try your luck and showcase your journalistic skills!

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