Cash prize incentive launched for emerging media talent

EMERGING media talent is being invited to contribute towards the Scots news website based, Caledonian Mercury, with a monthly cash prize and skills development up for grabs.

Says the website: “The Caledonian Mercury is committed to encouraging open and free debate as part of our mission to revitalise the Scottish media. We celebrate all the voices of Scotland and want to encourage as many people as possible to share their thoughts about our country.

“For that reason we are unveiling a scheme to promote and reward new talent.

“We are inviting emerging writers (or podcasters or filmmakers or photographers) – be they young or old, trained or not – to submit articles on any topic for publication in our new Scottish Voices section.

“Every 30 days or so, the author of the most-read will receive a cash prize of £50. They will also receive feedback on how to develop their skills.”

“The initiative is open to anyone. We welcome any piece on any topic, in any form: text, audio, video, pictorial or graphic.”