Tania Steere shortlisted for prestigious Guardian competition

Second year undergraduate Tania Steere has been shortlisted in The Guardian's International Development Journalism Competition, which aims to highlight some of the issues that are faced by developing countries and are under-reported in mainstream media.

Tania's submission, Escaping poverty on the back of a chicken, was based on a programme of education and support for young girls in Nigeria. Impressively, it has earned her a place on the competition's 'professional' shortlist, along with seven others; the competition is also open to 'amateur' journalists.

Her place shortlist means she will be flown to another developing nation -- she's not sure where, yet -- to research and write a new assignment.

The competition is run in partnership with a group of UK-based international non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Overall competition winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in November.

It's a brilliant achievement to be on the shortlist of such a prestigious award. Congratulations, Tania.