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SEPTEMBER brings with it the largest festival ever planned for Grantham - and we are giving budding young reporters and photographers the opportunity to be involved.

We are inviting talented young people with an interest in journalism, photography or video-making the chance to apply to be part of a small selected team working with the Journal and the festival team, with support from South Kesteven District Council.

This team will help to report on, photograph and make videos of the work leading up to the science and arts festival and during the festival week itself, from September 21 to September 28.

Journal chief reporter Marie Baker said: “This is a great opportunity for young people who want to gain hands-on experience in the field of journalism.

“Such opportunities to be involved in what is gearing up to be a massive event for Grantham don’t come along every day.

“I look forward to seeing the applications flood in.”

Anyone aged 16 to 22 can apply. Under-18s will need permission from their parent or guardian.

To apply, you will need to:

l Confirm you are between the ages of 16 and 22.

l E-mail either a piece of your work (if a piece of written work it helps if this is in the form of a newspaper-style report) or a link to a video, or to a set of photographs online. If your e-mail has an attachment please ensure the file size is small.

l Write 200 to 300 words about yourself and why you would like to take part. Include your name, age, address and phone number, plus if you are 16 or 17 years old the name and e-mail address and contact number for your parent/guardian.

E-mails should go to with ‘Gravity Fields Application’ in the subject line. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 13.

l Terms and conditions: If you are selected to take part on this scheme you will receive briefings from the Rosa Productions team and from the Journal. If selected, we hope your material will contribute to web and other publications relating to the festival but we cannot guarantee this. However we will offer feedback to each individual about their work. You will not receive any payments of fees or expenses. This is a voluntary opportunity. You will only need to make voluntary contributions to fit around other student work or employment. This is only a scheme for occasional contributions, although we will expect you to be free during the weekends and weekday evenings of the festival. We will have a maximum of 15 young people on this scheme but do not guarantee to fill all the places – places will be awarded on the strength of the application and depending on the number of applicants we may choose to run a short workshop session prior to offering places on the scheme.