Youth Journalism International's 2019 Excellence in Journalism Contest

Now in its 10th year, the YJI contest is open to any young person who is not a professional journalist aged 19 or under, anywhere in the world. Many winners are from the JEA community.

Student work must be in English and published or broadcast - in a school paper, on a student blog, on Instagram or in the local paper/radio or television station. 

Entry is all online and we've tried to make it as easy as possible. There are awards for every winner in every one of dozens of categories and five gorgeous crystal trophies for the top awards: Student Journalist of the Year, Journalism Educator of the Year, Courage in Journalism and for the best news story by an individual (the Frank Keegan "Take No Prisoners" Award for New and for commentary (the Jacinta Bunnell Award for Commentary.)

Entries are due Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. All the rules and the entry form are available at under the "contest" heading.