HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Youth Journalism International, a Connecticut-based
nonprofit, is encouraging talented teenage journalists to enter its annual
contest honoring the best young reporters, photographers and cartoonists around
contest, the largest worldwide, showcases the best journalism in English by
year, we see great work done by many young people all over the world. It’s a
real honor for us to see it all,” said Steve Collins, Youth Journalism
2011 YJI Contest Trophies
in major categories receive crystal trophies and other prize winners receive
are a number of categories for entries, including Student Journalist of the
Year, the Courage in Journalism award, Journalism Educator of the Year, The
Jacinta Marie Bunnell Award for Commentary and The Frank Keegan “Take No
Prisoners” Award for News.
journalists play an important role telling stories that adults often overlook,”
said Jackie Majerus, executive director at YJI. “These awards are a way to
celebrate their best work.”
which must be in English and published between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011,
are due no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 3..
Awards will be handed out in May. Only work by non-professionals – those who
are not paid — is allowed.
on how to enter the contest are available under the Contests link at the top of
Youth Journalism International’s website at www.YouthJournalism.org. [Direct link is here.]
a bid to reduce paperwork and ease the administrative hassle, entries can be
done entirely online by filling out a form on YJI’s website and submitting work
complete list of last year’s winners, who hailed from 16 countries on four
continents, is also available on the website.
Journalism International is a recognized 501(c)(3) public educational charity
by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. A non-governmental organization, YJI
depends on donations from supporters to continue its important work training
the next generation of journalists.
students’ work has been featured by The Huffington Post, National Geographic, PBS
NewsHour, The Tattoo teen newspaper, Radio Pacifica, The Mash, Connecticut Public Radio
and other news organizations.
more information, contact Jackie Majerus, YJI’s executive director, or Steve
Collins, YJI’s president, at (860) 523-9632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.