We’re always on the lookout for talented writers with unique and powerful stories to share.

The IPF is open to anyone aged 16-30 years old who wants to be a journalist.

Applying to be a contributor is super easy. All you need to do is email the following information to submissions@the-ipf.com (or fill in the form at the bottom of this page):

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Age
  • Location
  • Twitter username
  • Topics of interest/what you would like to write about
  • Three pitches for articles/videos you would like to produce for the IPF

Submission guidelines:

The IPF focuses on telling stories and reporting on the people and projects behind the headlines. We’re here to shine a light on those who haven’t been noticed by the mainstream media, but who are doing incredible things or who have important stories that deserve to be recognised.

What we want:

  • Unique: We’re looking for stories that haven’t been told before. If you’re writing about something that has already been in the news, try and add a new spin on it (we can help with this).
  • Format: We accept all forms of journalism – written, photography and videos.
  • Interviews: Every submission must have at least one exclusive interview. Two interviews per article are preferable to make your article credible.

What we don’t want:

  • Blogs about your views on world events
  • Articles and videos that are a repeat of what is already in the news
  • Celebrity and entertainment journalism
  • PR articles about an organisation/start-up/charity

Choosing a topic and things to bear in mind:

  • Read the news – what is happening? New government plans to cut tax credits? Interview someone who has been affected by this. New scheme to educate children about child marriage? Interview a teacher about the plans.
  • Have a strong opinion on a certain topic? Interview an expert to find out what professionals are saying on it. That’s the best way to get your opinion across.
  • Is your topic newsworthy? Is it something that is relevant today – and will it still be relevant tomorrow?
  • What about it makes it unique from everything else that has been written about this topic?
  • If you hadn’t written it yourself, would you be interested in reading it?