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26 April 2012

The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2012 - 1 week left to enter!

Many crucial issues facing the developing world are often overlooked or underrepresented by the media. The Guardian International Development Journalism competition 2012 aims to highlight some of them. We are searching for enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities by examining these issues.

The competition, sponsored by Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline, is now in its 5th year. To enter, all you need to do is write a 650-1000 word article on an aspect of global poverty that we think deserves more media expsure than it currently receives. The 16 best writers will be selected from a long list of about 40 entrants, all of whom will have their articles published online at The 16 finalists will then be flown out to Africa or Asia for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to research a new assignment. These will then be published in two special Guardian newspaper supplements, following the announcement of the two winners at a special award ceremony.

The closing date for entries is the 3rd of May.

Visit the competition website for more details.