The shortlist has been announced for the 2021 Georgina Henry award – the winner and runner up will be announced at the British Journalism Awards on December 8.
The winner will receive £3000 and the runner up £1000 from Wiggin LLP who have supported the award since 2016.
Chandni Sembhi is a Senior Producer at PinkNews, and runs the SoYouWantToBeAJournalist Instagram account alongside her job. The account aims to help young and aspiring journalists to break into the field by providing advice around job applications, creating media content, and more.
Molly Campbell is a science writer and editor for the publication Technology Networks, with previous experience in clinical research. In 2020, Molly created Teach Me in 10, a unique video series that invites scientists to present a scientific concept, research area or methodology, in less than 10 minutes. The video series aims to break down complex scientific concepts into bite-size chunks of information that are suitable for wider audiences, ultimately making science more accessible for everyone.
Rachel Charlton-Dailey, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Unwritten . The Unwritten is a publication for disabled people by disabled people. It’s a space for them to share their stories without fear of being filtered for the non-disabled gaze. Most importantly, it’s somewhere for disabled people to feel seen, heard, and to know that no matter what, they are valid.
Rhiannon J Davies is the founder and editor of award-winning, free community magazine Greater Govanhill. Launched in 2020, and serving a diverse neighbourhood in the Southside of Glasgow, Greater Govanhill takes a solutions-focused approach to local issues. Run as a social enterprise, it aims to break down cultural barriers and provide a platform to typically marginalised voices to empower people to tell their own stories in their own words. Reflecting the multicultural make-up of the area, the magazine publishes articles in community languages alongside their English translations. As well as the quarterly magazine, Greater Govanhill publishes a radio show, website and runs events and training workshops.