Selection process

Application form

You are required to complete and submit the application form by 28th May, 11:59 PM.

Application Review

Eligible applications will be reviewed and assesed for accurate information, creativity and originality and fulfilment of program requirement.


Shortlisted 60 candidates will be invited for a virtual round via zoom which will be assessed by an esteemed panel of jury.


The top 20 will be then selected as fellows who will be immersed in an 8 week fellowship program (2 weeks of virtual learning and 6 weeks of an in-office traineeship).


The top 20 will compete in the finale in front of an esteemed panel of jury to showcase and pitch their work. The top 12 will recieve a cash prize of 1 Lakh each.

How to Apply

General FAQs

To apply, please fill out the application form and submit your entries (video or print) by 11:59 PM IST 28th May 2022. Please note: incomplete application forms will not be considered. 

The 2 weeks of the learning course will be online and the 6 weeks of the traineeship will be offline (in-office).

No, there is no application fee involved for this challenge

During the 8-week immersive learning period, you will learn and polish your story-telling abilities, journalistic rigor, and be guided by leading media organizations and institutions to gain professional training in the media industry.

Yes, you will receive a total stipend of INR 60,000 during the fellowship.

No, the fellow is expected to take care of their costs for lodging and travel while working at a media partner’s office.

Yes, you will receive a certificate after successful completion of the fellowship.

No, you can be from any educational background. We welcome all applicants provided they’re an Indian citizen aged 18 and above and have a passion for journalism and content creation.

Fellows will have a chance to network with leading media partners and can be called for interviews based on the organisation’s requirements. We don’t guarantee a job placement however we highly encourage fellows to network and explore opportunities throughout the fellowship period.

You will be matched within the respective media organisation on the basis of your interests, category you apply in and requirements of the media organisation.

Hosting Partners

Implementation Partner

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