2018 Winner - Rachel Savage. Read her pieces here at The Independent
In honour of a distinguished foreign correspondent and writer The Independent in association with the Rupert Cornwell Trust is now receiving applications for its second annual award, for 2019. A bursary of £5,000 is being made available to one individual to fund a suitable journalistic project. Although the remit is quite wide, it must be a foreign assignment in one of the broad regions that Rupert Cornwell covered in his long career – North America, Europe or the former Soviet Union.
The application should comprise the following:
In the spirit of the earlier part of Rupert’s career in particular, applicants need not have studied journalism, but should possess enquiring minds, a gift for storytelling and an elegance of prose style. The following formal eligibility criteria will apply;
The journalism produced should satisfy these criteria:
There will be six judges drawn from Rupert’s many colleagues and chaired by Susan Cornwell, US congressional correspondent for Reuters.
The work is intended for publication by The Independent and all copyright will rest with The Independent. No additional fees or expenses will be provided, and travel costs are included in the Bursary.
This is an excellent chance for an aspiring journalist to prove their worth and make a worthy and original contribution, and we hope will prove a boost to a promising talent.
Please send applications to: Sean O'Grady at the Independent S.O'Grady@independent.co.uk
Further details here: http://www.rupertcornwell.com
The Independent’s contributor terms which will apply to the award are here; http://www.independent.co.uk/service/external-contributors-policy-7905982.html