Junior Journalist Competition

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As part of Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week (19 – 23 June), we’re looking for the nation’s top junior journalists. We want to find a pair of perfect print journalists and a brace of brilliant broadcasters to wow our panel of experts.

Win cricket tickets!

The winners in each of the two age categories (under 11 and 12-16) will have their winning pieces featured in the national magazine, All Out Cricket and on their website, as well as winning two tickets each to an international cricket match this summer!

How to enter

Ncw 16For written entries we want you to tell us about your favourite cricketing moment. This could be attending your first international match, hitting your first six or playing back garden cricket against your brothers and sisters all afternoon until bad light stopped play. Entries must be at least 100 words and no more than 400. We want to see creativity, originality and enthusiasm come through in your writing.

For those who want to try their hand at being a broadcaster we would like to see a video match report of at least 30 seconds and no more than 2 minutes. Again it could be an international match, a big game against your school's local rivals or a tense Test match with your mates at your local park. Tell us all about the game, who won, who was the player of the match (you could even ask them to join you for an interview!) and bring plenty of passion and enthusiasm to bring it to life.

Img 6903Our panel of judges is former England captain Michael Vaughan, Nick Hoult of the Daily Telegraph, Phil Walker from All Out Cricket, BBC TMS' Alison Mitchell and freelancer Tim Abraham.

Junior Journalist lesson

We're put together some resources to help teach a lesson focused on preparing and writing an entry for the Junior Journalist competition.

Download all three files here.

Terms and Conditions:


For a little more info on what we're hoping to see from your entry have a look at our judging criteria.

Full terms and conditions for the competition can be found here.

Watch Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook launch last year's Young Commentator of the Year 2016 competition at The Hague Primary School