Media Trust and Time Out London launch Your London competition

Time to celebrate London’s fresh young talent

Media Trust and Time Out London have joined forces to launch a search for the capital’s diverse young talent, offering them the chance to be mentored by Editor-in-Chief Tim Arthur and be part of Time Out London’s editorial team.

The Your London initiative, supported by The Jack Petchey Foundation, offers 18-25 year olds from across the capital the chance to pick up writing, digital media and photography skills from top journalists and be part of the team that creates an edition of Time Out London in January 2013.

Entrants need to submit a short description about themselves, why they deserve this opportunity and how they’d describe their experience of London, from the entertaining and the heart-warming to the inspirational and the extraordinary. Applicants are encouraged to be creative and include an image with their entry that sums up their idea.

Five lucky winners will be selected and invited to Time Out HQ where they will meet their mentors and be set a creative brief. Each of the winners will be provided with a series of industry workshops and a camera to create their feature.

Tim Arthur, Editor in Chief, Time Out London, said: "We’re delighted to partner with Media Trust to reach out to a huge range of young Londoners, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable insight and expertise. I’m looking for raw talent from all walks of life – those with creative ideas, bags of enthusiasm and a love for their city."

Caroline Diehl, Chief Executive, Media Trust, said: “We believe in the power of media to engage and empower young people and this is the perfect opportunity for creative young Londoners to be mentored by top industry professionals. Through the initiative young people can develop new skills and increase their confidence as well as having the opportunity to get their voices heard.”

Trudy Kilcullen, Chief Operations Officer, The Jack Petchey Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Media Trust and Time Out with this unique initiative that offers young people the opportunity to develop their skills and see their ideas come to life with the support of extremely talented and experienced journalists.”

The competition is open to 18-25 year olds who work, study or reside in Greater London. The closing date for entries is 19th December 2012 at midday. To enter and for full terms and conditions visit

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