The Globe and Mail has launched Journalism Dream Contest, a search for one amateur reporter and one amateur photographer to cover the Olympics for the company.
According to to a press release about the contest:
"Amateur writers and photographers are asked to submit stories or photos about any recent sporting event they have covered – from a professional game to a local softball tournament to backyard shinny. The entries will be uploaded to a dedicated web site, www.journalismdream.com, where Canadians will vote and determine the top 50 stories and top 50 photo entries. The winners will be selected by a Globe and Mail panel.
"The two winners will travel to Vancouver and post regular reports and updates, which will appear in The Globe's newspaper and web coverage of the 2010 Winter Games in February."
According to the rules listed on the website, the winners will receive round trip economy airfare for two, fourteen nights accomodation, event tickets for the game (as chosen by the company) and $1000 spending money. Any addition costs are covered by the winners.
The writing winner will also receive an Acer Aspire 8935 laptop and the photographer winner will receive a Panasonic DMC-L10 Lumix Digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens.
The writer must submit a minimum of five articles, while the photographer must submit a minimum of five photos, which may or may not be published by the Globe.