Hugh Cudlipp Student Award open for entries

Posted on: December 1, 2017 by admin

Hugh Cudlipp Student Award


The search is on for the best and most promising young journalists of today with the announcement of this year’s prestigious £1000 Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism.

The Award – and a shortlist of four – honours students who have made an outstanding contribution to journalism for an article or series of articles or video*, which explores an issue of public interest or concern which, in the Cudlipp tradition, exemplifies lucid and graphic communication through the medium of popular journalism. The prize has proved a major boost to the careers of past rising stars.

The winner and shortlist will be announced at the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture 2018, to be held at The British Library on March 21. This year’s lecturer is James Harding, former editor of The Times and Head of News at the BBC.

Submission guidelines for the Hugh Cudlipp Student Award 2018.

Entries must have been published in print or on an online news site between January 2017-18 in a national, regional or local newspaper (free-sheets included) or a supplement which is NOT part of assessed course work in a College newspaper/magazine.

The student must have graduated from or been enrolled at a UK university or college during 2017. Students need not be studying Journalism or a media-related subject to apply; student entries from all courses will be considered.
Students are limited to one entry only and should submit a PDF of the published work or a link via email to The source and date of publication must be clearly shown or added.

For video entries, please do not send large video files – instead, please send a link to the work.

Closing date for entries: March 1, 2018.

The entry should be accompanied by the following details: name, age, home address, email address, telephone number and proof of college/university attendance.

The Hugh Cudlipp Lecture is partnered by the London Press Club and sponsored by the Daily Mirror and Cision.