Bursary for Academic Year 2019-20

The Orwell Society offering £3,000 Bursary for Academic Year 2019-20

The Orwell Society  has gained charitable status in recognition of its aim to promote understanding of the life and works of George Orwell. Orwell’s novels, essays and journalism continue to offer inspiration and insights to many people. This is clear from the increasing attention paid to his work throughout the world.

Journalists are uniquely placed to encourage the appreciation of Orwell, considered by many to be the greatest journalist of the last century.

Does Orwell inspire you? Do you wish to share your inspiration?

Will you, in September/October 2019, be an undergraduate preparing for the following year – either continuing your undergraduate course or moving from you final year on to a postgraduate journalism programme? The Orwell Society is offering a bursary of £3,000 to the winner of a competition – focusing on journalistic writing in an ‘Orwellian’ style.

Please make your submission (see below) to info@orwellsociety.com with Application -Journalist Bursary in the header. Closing date for submissions is 1 March 2019.

The judges of the competition will be Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Ros Wynne-Jones, of the Daily Mirror, Dr Judith Townend, journalist and lecturer in media and information law at the University of Sussex, and Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and chair of The Orwell Society.

Peter Chappell, winner of the bursary for the 2018-19 academic year, who is studying on the postgraduate newspaper course at City, University of London, commented: Orwell’s clarity and honesty are inspirational for any journalist, and his unwavering commitment to speaking the truth on behalf of the politically powerless will be a great example for me.’

If you would like to make a commitment to helping The Orwell Society promote interest in the life and works of George Orwell, then enter this competition!


The Orwell Society Bursaries for Academic Year 2019-20 Journalist application package



OS Bursary 2019-20


Uploaded 17 November 2018


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