World Curling Sport Media Trainee Programme 2018-2019 (Fully Funded to Canada, Estonia and Norway) | Diplomacy Opportunities

World Curling Sport Media Trainee Programme

World Curling Sport Media Trainee Programme

The World Curling Federation is accepting applications for its Sports Media Trainee Programme 2019. Full-time students, from around the world, are invited to submit entries for the development programme, that immerses aspiring journalists and photographers in the heart of elite, international competition.

The World Curling Federation’s Sports Media Trainee Programme is aimed at aspiring young sports writers and photographers. Students from around the world are given a unique opportunity to develop journalistic or photography skills in a practical setting, providing them with first-hand knowledge and experience to help them progress prospective careers within the media industry.

WORTH

In season 2018-2019, the successful applicants will travel to Estonia, Canada or Norway and will join the World Curling Federation media team in promoting the sport of curling.

ELIGIBILITY

  • All applicants must be studying in full-time education and be aged 18 or over.
  • Journalists: Journalist entrants are required to demonstrate their ability to write a newsworthy story and develop creative interview questions.
  • Photography: Photographers are invited to show their creativity and skill by providing a selection of images of a sporting activity.

Each winner will be rewarded with a fully paid trip to one of these championships, including return flights, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the event.

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To apply

Please send your applications to media@worldcurling.org no later than 17:00 GMT on Friday 19 October 2018.

Journalists

Overview: Journalist entrants are required to demonstrate their ability to write a newsworthy story and develop creative interview questions.

Tasks:

  1. Students are asked to submit a 400-word report on their favourite Olympic memory and the significance of it to them.
  2. Entries are to be submitted as a .pdfStudents must also write six questions, three that they would ask the gold medal winning skip following their victory in the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018 final between Canada and Sweden and three questions they would ask the losing skip based on the line-scores pictured below.

    Requirements:

    • Entries exceeding the word count will NOT be accepted.
    • Students must clearly state which event they would be willing to attend based on the breakdown above: A, B, C or ANY.

Photography

  1. Overview: Photographers are invited to show their creativity and skill by providing a selection of images of a sporting activity.
  2. Task: Students are asked to submit 10 images from a local sports event that captures both movement and the passion within the sport of choice.

    Requirements:

    • Students should include a list of all their photography equipment. Failure to include this may lead to the entry not being accepted.
    • Preferably, the entry should be a complete set of images from one event.
    • Students must clearly state which event they would be willing to attend based on the breakdown above: A, B, C or ANY.
    • All images are to be submitted in .jpg format.
    • Each image size must not exceed 500kb.

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Read more on World Curling Sport Media Trainee Programme 2018-2019 website

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