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Royal award announced for community writing

Young journalists are once again being asked to send their good news community-based stories for the Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award.

The contest is to reflect positive reporting by and about young people, and what they achieve in their communities.

The last award was won by Ian Drury, formerly of the Nottingham Evening Post.
Click here to find out more about his prize-winning entry.

The rules state that entries must be published in a regional or local newspaper during Local Newspaper Week, which runs from June 24 to 30.

At the ceremony in February Prince Charles said: “The great thing is that regional newspapers are able to pick up the good stories.

“And it is remarkable the number of people who are doing extraordinary things on behalf of others, often unsung and unheard.

“I hope, with these awards, that we can kill two birds with one stone: reward young, talented reporters and at the same time help those who are doing marvellous things around the country and making a difference.”

Find out how to enter by clicking here.

More details can be obtained by contacting Martha Leary-Tanner or Anna Dunbar at The Newspaper Society on 020 7693 0441/0426.

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