Friday 4th May 2012
Aspiring sports journalists are getting the chance to create an Olympic-themed report and win their own 2012 medal.
Digital Me is encouraging young reporters to create an report about the Olympics or Paralympics to celebrate the upcoming games in London.
Through its Supporter To Reporter (S2R) scheme, an official London 2012 Inspire Mark Project, reporters could create sports reports on the Torch Relay, local hopefuls, community events or country profiles.
The best reporters will be selected by S2R to appear in its online medal winners gallery, and on its schools' social media platform Radiowaves.
And reporter medals will be awarded to the first 500 successful reports which are submitted to Leeds-based not-for-profit organisation Digital Me.
Participants could also receive one of Digital Me's new S2R digital badges, which have been launched as part of the reporting project.
S2R digital badges reward key skills like communication, teamwork and mentoring and can be displayed across a young person's online networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tim Riches, chief executive officer of DigitalMe, said: "The time is right for an assessment solution which recognises the skills young people need to succeed in the 21st century economy. Open Badges provides DigitalMe with the opportunity to make a significant breakthrough in this area."
To take part in the reporting challenge visit http://www.radiowaves.co.uk.