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Blizzard Extends YJI Contest Deadline; Entries Now Due February 12

Photo provided


Nyno Ortiz of Hartford, Connecticut, 

was among the winners of Youth 


Journalism International’s 2012 

Excellence in Journalism contest.




Because a massive blizzard is clobbering the Northeast
part of the United States – where Youth Journalism International is
headquartered – we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries to the 2013
Excellence in Journalism contest.

The original deadline was today, Friday, Feb.
8, but so many schools are closed because of the winter snowstorm and we didn’t
want anyone to miss out on entering.

The new deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11
Eastern Standard Time, which should give everyone impacted enough time to
dig out and send us their entries.
The contest has several top categories
offering beautiful crystal trophies to the winners, including Student
Journalist of the Year, Journalism Educator of the Year (enter your teacher!),
the Frank Keegan “Take No Prisoners” Award for News for a top-notch news story,
the Jacinta Bunnell Award for Commentary and the Courage in Journalism Award.
In addition, there are many categories for news
stories, columns, editorials, first person essays, sports coverage, all kinds
of photographs, photo illustrations and cartoons. There are additional
categories for multimedia – radio or video reports.
Any young person, anywhere, not just Youth
Journalism International students, can enter. Contestants must be 19 years of
age or younger at the time of publication.
Winners in all categories receive an
individualized, custom made certificate affirming their victory.