ITV News has joined forces with Media Trust in a scheme aimed at unearthing the top television journalists of the future.
Breaking Into News 2012 offers 18-25-year-olds the opportunity to be mentored by experienced broadcast journalists from the ITV News network newsroom in writing, presenting and production skills.
Now in its second year, it has expanded to cover nine regions, with a finalist selected from each.
Finalists will have the chance to develop their ideas and turn them into a news report for their local ITV newsroom.
One from each region will be presented before a judging panel including ITV News presenters Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart, along with executives from ITV News and Media Trust.
Each report will also be considered for inclusion on an ITV News platform.
The winner gets an iPad to help with future projects, plus the opportunity to spend the day with the team producing the ITV News at Ten.
Entrants need to submit a short description about themselves and their backgrounds, what they would like their report to focus on and why they deserve the opportunity to break into news using the Breaking Into News Application Form.
The closing date for entries is Monday 5 November 2012 at midday. To view the terms and conditions, click here.