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Prizes and Scholarships

Polis has a variety of competitions and prizes awarded annually to currently enrolled LSE students.

Polis Silverstone Scholarship

The Polis Silverstone Scholarship is awarded to an international journalist or foreign student from a developing country currently enrolled in a post-graduate degree at the LSE and studying an aspect of global journalism. The recipient will be awarded a £5000 grant and will contribute to the work of Polis and publish a short paper based on their work.


The Silverstone scholarship was founded in the memory of the late Professor Roger Silverstone, Head of the Media and Communications Department at LSE and the moving spirit behind the creation of Polis. His last book 'Media and Morality: On The Rise Of The Mediapolis' is a call for a better understanding of the importance of global news. 

Polis Photography Competition

The Polis Photography Competition is a student competition established in 2013-2014 and open to all LSE Students.  A new theme is chosen for each competition and all entries are published by Polis. The winning photographers win special mentions and prizes. This term, the photographer of the winning entry will receive a £50 Waterstones book voucher and the two runner-ups will receive a £25 pound voucher each.


Profiles of past prize-winners