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Entries open for student journalist video prize

Budding journalists are being offered a unique opportunity to showcase their video work to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK joining the European Community.

The Student Journalist Video Competition 2013, which is run by the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ), is inviting training students to submit a short 3-5 minute video which captures the UK’s membership of the European Union impacting on the lives of British citizens.

Potential videos could examine attitudes to the EU among the general public or highlight how a particular part of the country has benefited from the EU’s structural, cohesion, and social funds.

Judges want students to come up with a range of not-so-obvious, even offbeat, ideas. Reports can stress the positive affects of EU membership or challenge the EU’s role in the UK’s affairs or even be critical of it and the tone can range from hard-hitting to humorous or satirical.

Entry is open to any University or College students on a recognised journalism course and completed entries must reach the CIoJ by 5pm on 31 January, 2014.

For more information about how to enter click here.