The Sun launches Column Idol 2014

The Sun and Media Trust have joined forces for the fifth year to launch Column Idol 2014, a competition which attempts to seek out undiscovered writing talent.

The initiative is fronted by Nick Grimshaw this year and offers 16-25 year-olds the chance to be mentored by top journalists, have their writing read by millions, and attend an intensive training course.

David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun, said: “The Sun is committed to giving young people a voice so I am extremely proud that through our partnership with Media Trust we are able to give them a platform again this year. Journalists from our paper are acting as mentors to the finalists and we’re opening our doors to give further insight into the media industry, making Column Idol a fantastic opportunity for the young writers to receive advice from industry experts.”

The closing date for entries is Sunday 29 June 2014 at midnight.

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