The Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists 2018

Here's a superb opportunity to win £25,000 and work for three prestigious British publications: The Times, The Observer and the New Statesman.

The generous prize was established in memory of the writer and broadcaster Anthony Howard. Last year's winner, Dulcie Lee, is currently serving three successive fellowships with those titles, all of which are closely associated with Howard.

Recognised as one of the most acute political commentators of his generation and a familiar face and voice on TV and radio, Howard was also an incisive judge of new talent. With this in mind, Lord Heseltine set up the award to honour the memory of his lifelong friend, a commitment that now continues through the three titles.

Applicants are now invited for the 2018 prize

Working or aspiring journalists under the age of 27 should submit a detailed proposal for a 5,000-word piece on an aspect of British politics and government, displaying the qualities that Howard most looked for in a writer: flair and imagination. Dulcie Lee triumphed last year with her proposal to examine how online abuse and misogynistic trolling has affected female parliamentarians' ability to do their job with confidence, navigate their lives freely, and engage fully in the political process.

Applicants should send their proposal, an example of their writing (maximum 800 words) and a short CV, including contact details, to


Applications will close at 23.59 on Friday 27 April 2018.

This year's prize will be determined by Lord Hennessy, Sir Jeremy Isaacs and representatives from The Times, The Observer and the New Statesman.


Lord Heseltine with Dulcie Lee. Photograph by Katherine Anne Rose

Anthony Howard, 2008

"The great pleasure of editing a paper
is the chance you are given to encourage talent"