Front page of the future

What will the front pages of the nation’s newspapers look
like ten years from now? The British Library is hoping to find out with a
competition for young designers.

As part of its exhibition to mark the 150th
anniversary of the Newspaper Publishers Association, the BL is asking
youngsters to send in a design of a newspaper front page that could be on the
news-stands in 2016.

The judges include Faisal Islam,
business correspondent at Channel Four News, Mark Porter, creative editor of
The Guardian, and David Viggers, head of Reuters UK picture desk. They will be
looking for “original,
thought-provoking entries that demand attention and carry on the tradition of newspapers
to stimulate debate and nurture innovation”.

There is also a writer’s award and a photography award.

Each category has three age groups: under 16; 16 to 19; and
20 or over. Winners get a week-long work experience placement at a national
newspaper, or digital equipment if they’re under 16.

Full details are on the British Library's web site.

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