Pitch a Story, Get a Mentor, Earn a Little Cash

UPIU has a second iteration of their journalism contest online now and it’s a pretty good concept now.

Here’s the basics … they’re looking for stories on the topic of energy. You write a short pitch, send it in and, if they like it, assign you a mentor to help guide you through the process. There’s a little cash to help get it done, too. If it works out, they’ll push it out on their site.

My favorite part of the announcement:

Can I pitch a multimedia story? Yes, we love stories with multimedia elements! In fact, story pitches with ideas for photos, video clips or other multimedia are preferred.

Start thinking, send in the short pitch and see what happens.

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