How to enter the HJI-Reed £10,000 Youth Unemployment Prize



The Henry Jackson Initiative, in association with Telegraph Media Group is launching a national essay prize on measures to tackle youth unemployment. Here's how you could win a £10,000 prize.

Youth unemployment remains stubbornly high in Britain, at around the one-in-five mark, despite overall job numbers rising in recent months.

Globally, an estimated 75m under-25s are looking for work, with Greece and Spain suffering high levels of youth joblessness at above 50pc.

That is why the Telegraph Media Group has teamed up with the Henry Jackson Initiative to launch a national prize on how to solve youth unemployment , giving £10,000 in cash to the person who comes up with the best ideas.

The competition, sponsored by Sir Alec Reed, the founder of Reed recruitment agency, invites readers to submit an essay outlining measures for reducing youth unemployment.

Anyone aged 18 or over can enter, regardless of their day job, with judges looking for innovative measures to get young people working at a time of economic constraint.

The HJI-Reed youth unemployment prize judging panel is comprised of Dominic Barton, global managing director at McKinsey & Company, Lord Gavron, chairman of The Folio Society, Charlie Mayfield, chairman of John Lewis, and Sir John Peace, chairman of Burberry, Experian (EUREX: EXPF.EX - news) and Standard Chartered (Other OTC: SCBFF.PK - news) .

= How to enter: =

• Participants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words, in English, on measures for reducing youth unemployment to, or by mail to: HJI-Reed Prize on Youth Unemployment, The Henry Jackson Initiative, 8th Floor, Parker Tower,

43 49 Parker Street, London, WC2B 5PS.

• The closing date for entries is December 14, with the winner notified by January 25.

• Participants must be 18 or over.

• For full terms and conditions visit


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