If you’re a Year 11 or 12 student who dreams of one day making it as a journalist, Griffith University, The Courier-Mail and Nova 106.9 have teamed up to give you a chance to show us what you can do.

It’s your opportunity to get your first byline on couriermail.com.au, do work experience with the Nova news team and win a fantastic laptop.

Just write a short article (no more than 400 words) about something you believe is a ‘big issue’. It could be about global warming or drugs in sport or even Lindsay Lohan’s crazy ways. Absolutely anything you think will get people reading.

Your deadline is Friday October 19, don’t miss it!

To enter simply visit: www.biggerpicture.edu.au/journal.php and upload your article.