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The Sun launches competition to find new Columnist

Entrants are asked to tell say why they deserve to win and write 200 words on something they feel passionate about

The Sun newspaper has today launched a competition to find a brilliant new columnist The Great British Sound-Off

The Great British Sound-Off asks entrants to  say why they deserve to win and write 200 words on something they feel passionate about at thesun.co.uk/gbso. 

The contest, which is a new version of the hugely successful ‘Column Idol’ competition, will now run with two age categories: 18-24 and 25+.
 
Five finalists from the 18-24 category will see their column in The Sun and win a place alongside budding journalists at the News Academy Summer School in August.Ffive Over 25 finalists will also see their column in print and bag a visit to The Sun offices. One overall winner - whose full-page column will appear in the paper. 

Speaking about the competition David Dinsmore, Sun Editor, says:

“The Great British Sound-Off is a great chance to see your writing in the pages of The Sun. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you come from - if you’ve got opinions and can tell them in a readable way we want to hear from you. This isn’t just a competition either. The first winner of this contest now works in The Sun’s features team. The GBSO could be the start of your career!”

To enter and for full terms and conditions, go to thesun.co.uk/gbso. Entry closes at midnight on Sunday 5 July. 

  • Date published: 01st June 2015
  • Written by: David Ruiz

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