Friday, 17 February 2012

Win a print run for your journalism course newspaper and are offering two lucky winners a free, 150-copy print run for their 16-page tabloid newspaper

The competition is open only to UK-based journalism course tutors or students, hyperlocals or start-ups, and is offered by NOT .com, which operates in the USA.
The idea is that if you are itching to publish your own tabloid newspaper, this is your chance to create and have printed a sample that shows what you can do.
It’s something you might be able to submit as part of course work, or, if you are a hyperlocal or startup, to help your fight to get funding or to trial your idea and get reaction to it.
To apply, you’ll need to come up with a convincing pitch as to why you should get one of the two prizes.
Imagine you are pitching to a potential publisher or backer. Why should they put their faith in you?
The pitch should be as concise and professional as you can make it.
Include enough information for us to check out that you really are who you say you are, and to verify any claims in your pitch. So if you are a tutor, details of the institution you work for; if a student, contact details for your tutor; if a hyperlocal or start up, links to what you are doing now, and contact details for the leaders of the enterprise.
If we discover you are spamming us, we'll delete your entry.
Once you have your pitch prepared, email it to
You’ve got until midnight on February 28 2012 to apply.
The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence about those decisions will be entered into.
But if you would like to ask anything about how to prepare your pitch,  or to check your eligibility, feel free to get in touch using the email above, or any of the contact buttons on this site.
We’ll aim to feature the two winning projects on the MMJ website.
Should no suitable projects be put forward for consideration by the closing date, the competition will be cancelled.

Find out more

You'll find a detailed tutorial in how Make My Newspaper's online newspaper designer and editor works here.

And some thoughts on why print still matters here.

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