The Vogue Business 2022 Talent Competition.

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Vogue Business is a global digital fashion, luxury and beauty publication focused on industry news, cultural trends, sustainability, technology, and data-led journalism. They are looking for talented applicants for their Vogue Business talent competition, now in its third year, which aims to champion new voices in the world of fashion and beauty business journalism. 

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The Contest

Vogue Business is looking for aspiring UK-based writers aged 18 and over who are curious and excited about the mechanics of fashion and beauty. Whether it’s the latest in fashion consumer trends, a new Web3 case study in luxury, or how new sustainability legislation might affect the fashion business — Vogue Business wants to hear from you.

What they are looking for

The competition is open to all but they strongly encourage participation from:

  • People of colour
  • Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Individuals with a mental or physical disability or a long-term limiting illness
  • Individuals who are a care leaver or carer
  • Individuals who are long-term unemployed
  • Individuals from a lower socio-economic background

The candidate

The winner must be available to complete a four-week remote internship at Vogue Business before September 2023. Entrants should not have been published in a national newspaper or magazine. Entries will be shortlisted by the Vogue Business team and the final selection will be carried out by executive European editor Kirsty McGregor and an external judging panel, to be announced.

The prize

First prize
  • The winning article published on the Vogue Business site (edited and reworked in collaboration with executive European editor Kirsty McGregor).
  • A four-week paid internship at Vogue Business, working with the editorial team. This can be either office-based or remote.
  • Six-month mentorship with Nicole Phelps, global director of Vogue Businessand Vogue Runway.

Two runners-up will each receive a six-month mentorship from a member of the Vogue Business team.

how to enter

1. Write one 800-1,000 word article, which could be published on Vogue Business. The article can be about any topic, but it must be fashion/beauty business-related. As a guide, our site categories are companies, fashion, technology, retail, sustainability, beauty and data. It should be no more than 1,000 words in English. Your work will be judged on originality, research, writing quality and style (not including spelling and grammar), and suitability and relevance to the Vogue Business audience. There is also the option to upload this submission as an audio file.

2. Write two story pitches for articles you would like to write for Vogue Business, no more than 100 words per pitch. The pitch should include the title, summary, why it’s relevant/important and who you would interview (be imaginative and think big, the ideas can be as ambitious as you like). You will be judged on the originality of the pitch and its suitability for the Vogue Business audience.

3. Fill in the entry form via the button below and upload your article and pitches.

how to apply

Both entry components (article and pitches) must be uploaded to the application portal by 12pm (noon) GMT on 13 February 2023. Please do not include your name or any personal details within your article/pitch documents.

Follow the link to apply now: voguebusinesstalentcontest.awardsplatform.com