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Enter theartsdesk / h Club Young Influencer of the Year award

Enter theartsdesk / h Club Young Influencer of the Year award

In association with The Hospital Club's h.Club100 Awards, we're looking for the best cultural writers, bloggers and vloggers

Are you a young blogger, vlogger or writer in the field of the arts, books and culture? If so, we've a competition for you to enter.

The Hospital Club’s annual h Club100 awards celebrate the most influential and innovative people working in the UK’s creative industries, with nominations from the worlds of film and fashion, art, advertising, theatre, music, television and more. For the second year running they are teaming up with theartsdesk – the home of online arts journalism in the UK – to launch a hunt for young talent.

This year the Special Award is for theartsdesk / h Club Young Influencer of the Year. What we are looking for is great content about arts, books and culture. It can certainly be in the form of a traditional review, but it can also take a more innovative path. If you blog or vlog about culture, we’d love you to enter.

You need to be under 30 on Monday 10 September, when we hand out the award at a ceremony in the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, to which you will be invited.

Written material should be 500 words long. Entries can be either freshly written or previously featured on your own blog or site. Vlogs should be no longer than five minutes.

theartsdesk has a history of providing a platform for talented young writers. Our contributors have gone on to editorial and journalistic roles at the Telegraph, Spectator, New Statesman,, Hearst Digital and The List. In addition to winning a trophy, and a year’s membership of The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, Central London, the winner will also have the opportunity to contribute to the website and join our established team of professional writers.

To summarise:

  • Entrants must be aged between 18 and 30 on 10 September 2018 (the date the winner is announced).
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 22 July.
  • Submissions, marked “ / h Club Young Influencer Award”, should be sent to
  • Entrants must submit one review or blog entry of no more than 500 words, or one vlog of no more than five minutes.
  • You may not enter more than once.
  • The winning entrant will be presented with a specially designed award at the awards ceremony on 10 September. They will also win a year’s membership of The Hospital Club which normally costs £850, and earn the opportunity to contribute to theartsdesk.

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