UPDATE — We are delighted to announce that the winner of the competition is Haroon Janjua, a journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. We look forward to welcoming Haroon to our residential week in February 2016!
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To coincide with our special 2015 lecture series Future Proofing Your Global Media Career, Edinburgh Napier University is offering the chance to win a trip to Scotland to attend a residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. The competition is open to anybody working in the media or journalism who is a citizen of a country outside the European Union. The winner will have their flights, hotel and meals paid so they can attend a residential week of lectures in either January or May 2016. The winner would be responsible for obtaining a UK visa to attend the course.
To enter, please leave a comment below, explaining in no more than 150 words who you are, where you work, and why you should be chosen to come to Edinburgh to take part in the journalism residential week.
You should then seek as many endorsements as possible from fellow journalists and media workers in support of your entry. To support your entry, they should also leave a comment below, explaining who they are, where they work, and why they are nominating you.
The closing date for entries and endorsements is 16 July 2015, and then we will announce the three finalists who received the highest number of endorsements from fellow journalists and media workers.
On 15 August 2015 we will announce the competition winner, based on which of the three finalists submitted the most compelling entry.