BBC Hosts Young Reporter Competition


The BBC has invited young people to share the stories that matter to them as part of the BBC Young Reporter Competition, open to 11- to 18-year-olds.

Teens can submit their ideas and work with the BBC to make their reports a reality. The strongest original stories will be broadcast across the BBC, including the likes of BBC Breakfast, Newsbeat, News at Six, The One Show, Newsround, BBC Local Radio, BBC Three and across the world on BBC News Online.

The BBC Young Reporter Competition will be looking for original and interesting stories that haven’t been told before. Young people can submit their entries online—as text, video or audio—in one of the three story categories: Me and My World, Uplifting or Coronavirus.

The competition is open now and the closing date is October 31. Judging will be split into two age groups: 11 to 15 and 16 to 18. Entries can also be submitted in Welsh.

Last year’s winning stories dealt with a wide range of issues and aired across the BBC. Thirteen-year-old Ashleigh reported on how she coped with her twin sister becoming her twin brother; 11-year-old Zoe produced a story with BBC Breakfast and Newsround about life with dwarfism; and football referee Ryan, aged 16, revealed the abuse he faces on the pitch during matches.

The winners of the BBC Young Reporter Competition will be announced in March 2021.