Young GAA Reporter of the Year competition

The Cadburys Gaelic Writers’ Association (GWA) in conjunction with the GAA is delighted to announce details of their Young GAA Reporter of the Year competition.

The GWA, which is the representative body for much of the national Gaelic Games media, is offering a fantastic prize for budding journalists.

The winner will pick up a bursary cheque for €500 to be put towards their education and have their winning work published on the GAA’s official website, They will also be crowned Cadburys GWA Young GAA Reporter of the Year 2012.

Entries for this great competition are now open. Simply submit your work by email to

There is no minimum age and anyone who is 21 years old or younger on December 31, 2012 can enter.

Closing date for entry is midnight Tuesday, January 15, 2013 with the winner announced in mid-February.

This is a great opportunity for aspiring reporters to test their skills, aim for a brilliant prize and get their talents recognised nationwide.

How to Enter: Simply submit your work to Alternatively, please submit by post to Cadbury’s GWA Young Reporter Competition, GAA Communications Department, Croke Park, Dublin 3.

Who can enter: Anyone under the age of 21 on December 31, 2012 (the winner will be asked for proof of date-of-birth).

Entries: A written article of no more than 700 words/two minute video or audio clip. All entries can be accompanied by supporting photographs, which will also be judged.

What to include in your email/correspondence: Your entry, your age and your contact details.

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The winner to be announced mid-February.

Prize: €500 bursary cheque and work published on the official GAA website,
What we are looking for:
• Piece that captures the imagination.
• Fresh look at Gaelic Games.
• Style, colour, emotion.

Entries can be a match report, feature, interview, colour piece, opinion or can touch on any other GAA related topic.

The decision of the judging panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be notified by return email.



04-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO