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Teenagers: could you write for the FT?

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With the cost-of-living crisis looming large, more young people are talking about money than ever before. But do you have what it takes to turn your views into an article that could be published in the Financial Times? 

Every year, the young financial journalist competition sets out to find the best writers at UK schools. As well as winning a cash prize, you could join the budding journalists whose articles have been published in the FT.

Organised with the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF), the FT’s Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign and the free FT for Schools programme, the contest is open to all students at UK schools aged between 14 and 19. Entrants must write an article of 700-800 words on one of the themes below, according to age group:

14-15 year olds: What key money skills should young people have by the time they leave sixth form, and what do they need to consider?

Cash — can it stand up and be counted or is the end of physical money in sight?

16-17 year olds: What financial tactics can young people use to cope with increases in the cost of living and to manage their finances more effectively?

What can young people do to avoid falling victim to financial scammers and criminals?

18-19 year olds: How can we encourage more consumers to invest in the stock market? What role could technology play?

How can financial institutions help us tackle climate change?

Entries must be submitted on the LIBF website before the deadline of April 14 2023. Full terms and conditions on the site.

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