Financial Times (UK) Marjorie Deane internships for 2012

From Financial Times

The Financial Times is offering Marjorie Deane internships for 2012, supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.

The awards are designed for promising journalists or would-be journalists who would benefit from up to six months’ work experience at the FT, writing about finance and economics. The prize includes a bursary.

Please apply with a short letter explaining your interest, a brief CV and an original article, no longer than 500 words, on a suitable subject.

 Applications should be sent to by Tuesday 31st July 2012.

NatGeo Photo Contest now open: Theme monsoon

The National Geographic Traveler India runs a photography contest for readers. Winners are featured in the magazine. This months theme is Monsoon.

Click here to participate.

All three winners will receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveller India and some gift hampers.

The last date for submissions is June 30, 2012.

Knight News Challenge data is now open

From The Knight Foundation

“The Knight News Challenge is being offered three times this year in short, focused rounds to better mirror the pace of innovation. Winners of Round 1, which focused on networks, will be announced June 18. Here, Journalism and Media Innovation Program Director John Bracken writes about the Knight News Challenge: Data.

Today, we are opening the Knight News Challenge on data. We are asking just eight questions – and 500 words – for your share of $5m. And you have three weeks to enter before the challenge closes at noon EDT June 21.

We’re looking for ideas that help make data more useful, by collecting, processing, visualizing or otherwise making it available, understandable and actionable.

We don’t have a vision for what we hope to fund through the contest— if we did, we wouldn’t need a contest. “

Read more here.

Nextdrop won the challenge last year for a project in Hubli. 


Applications invited for paid editorial internship at Caravan

The Caravan is now accepting applications for its paid Editorial Internship Program. Interns work on a full-time basis for three to five months (starting 1 April) and receive training and hands-on experience in critical reading, research, fact-checking, online publishing and the general workings of a narrative monthly.

To apply, please familiarise yourself with The Caravan’s current and past content by going through our archives at

Then, send us 500 words on your understanding of the magazine along with your resumé and a brief cover letter at with the subject: The Caravan Editorial Internship Program.

Read more here.

Volunteer for Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Festival 2010

Evamblog has an announcement

Here’s your chance to volunteer for Hindu MetroPlus Theater Festival, 2010 India’s biggest theater festival is here for its first Bangalore edition and we’re looking for some working hands and willing minds to join. If you’ve ever been fascinated by the magic of the stage or itching to work in a spirited group, build a sense of theater and management or just want to do something different and, most important, HAVE FUN — trust us, this is the place to be.

The Hindu MetroPlus theater fest, managed by evam is scheduled to start on the first weekend of December and we are hiring now! We want energetic, enthusiastic, creative youngsters with time on their hands to help us run the festival. A whole month’s worth of work and experience goes into the festival. You will get to be involved in marketing, ticketing, designing, production, decors, online media and various other aspects that are an integral part of the fest.

The fest is a 4-day event with some of the biggest names in the Indian theater circuit. If you are interested in some event management and creative experience, or looking to earn a bit or watch some great theater, contact us now!

Come, help out and have fun. Recruitment is on. Meet us this weekend!
For details, email us at or call us at 0-9940438669/0-9176446495
We’re also looking for a Coimbatore team. Do give us a call!



Call for entries for Environment Film Festival: Quotes from the Earth 2010

Quotes from the earth: The Environment Film Festival (2010)
4th-5th Dec 2010, New Delhi
Organised by Toxics Link and India International Centre, New Delhi

Call for Entries

Toxics Link invites film entries for the upcoming ‘Quotes from the Earth: The Environment Film Festival, 2010’ to be held on 4th-5th Dec 2010 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Criteria for choosing a film

The films should be in and around the environmental milieu and be able to bring to the fore a subject/issue/concern on it. The films should preferably be recent, however a film from the past not gained much public attention but deserves it is an amiss. Of the entries, the films to be screened will be selected by a panel that includes experts from the field.

Film makers send in your entries with the completed application form latest by 1st of September 2010.

Application form can be downloaded directly from

For further information please visit:


Anjali Pandey – E: Ph: +91-9990180880
Nitin Jain – E: Ph:  +91-9810759190

Toxics Link
H2, Jungpura Extension (Ground Floor)
New Delhi – 110014
Tel: +91-(11)-24328006, 24320711
Fax: +91-(11)-24321747

Seagate’s precious memories competition for journos and pro bloggers

Entries to Seagate’s Precious Memories competition opened today for Indian journalists and bloggers.  The competition, which is in its second  year for India, offers entrants the opportunity to showcase their creative talents online, with winners of the Indian competition gaining automatic entry into the Regional Precious Memories competition. Past regional winners were drawn from Australia, China, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore

To enter the 2010 competition, visit and load your digital photo or video depicting a precious memory. Entry is restricted to Indian journalists, photo-journalists and professional bloggers* and entries close Sunday 18th July. 

Winners of the competition are determined by popular online vote, so it’s important to enter early and encourage your friends and family to vote for you online.  Two lucky voters will be selected at random to win a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 320GB hard drive*

Terms and conditions apply – please see

PII IRC Best article competition 2010

The Press Institute of India (PII), in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is inviting entries for the “3rd PII-ICRC Best Article Competition 2010″.

“If you think you have written and published an interesting article on humanitarian issues linked to a situation of armed violence, please do send a copy with complete details to or mail it to Press Institute of India, RIND premises, second main road, Taramani CPT campus, Madras 600113,” reads a press release.

The first prize is Rs 50,000, second prize Rs 30,000, third prize Rs 20,000.

Entries, published in Indian national or regional newspaper magazine between January 2009 and April 2010, should sent before 15 July 2010. Only one entry per journalist is allowed.

For enquiries call: 044-22542344