The BBC Young Reporter Competition launches today!

10 August 2020
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The BBC Young Reporter Competition launches today – it’s an opportunity for young people who want to report on a story or issue important to their life or the world around them and that they think the BBC should be telling.

It's open to 11-18 year olds across the UK and the winners will get to work with programme teams like Newsround, BBC Breakfast or The One Show to produce their story for TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme-makers. 

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They are looking for original story idea outlines, not completed reports or features. To enter, young people need to upload their suggestions and the reason why they want to tell it on their online form This is the third year of the competition and previous winners have reported about how alcoholism can affect families, the lack of diversity in books, and how volunteering helps overcome mental health problems. Here’s an overview of some of last year’s winning stories.