2020 Youth Journalism International contest
Please fill out the form completely and accurately to help ensure your entries are included in the 2020 Youth Journalism International journalism contest. Fees can be paid through Donor Box or by check to Youth Journalism International/ 30 Taylor St./ Auburn, ME 04210. No entries will be considered until payment is made, unless YJI has agreed to waive the charge.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE. You will need to post links to them in the form below. If you need some tips on how to do this, see the advice in our rules.
Full details of the contest rules are available here:
What category are you entering?
Choose the category of your entry.
Student Journalist of the Year
Journalism Educator of the Year
Jacinta Marie Bunnell Award for Commentary
Frank Keegan 'Take No Prisoners" Award for News
Special Award for Courage in Journalism
News - Individual reporting
News - Team reporting (multiple bylines)
Enterprise - Individual reporting
Features - Individual
Enterprise - team reporting
Features - Team (multiple bylines)
Editorial (unsigned, award goes to publication)
First Person Essay - Individual
Opinion - Team
Editorial - Unsigned, award goes to publication
Column writing - Individual
Reviews - Music
Reviews - Theater/Film
Reviews - Team
Sports News - Individual or Team
Sports Feature - Individual or Team
Photography - News Photo
Photography - Photo Illustration
Photography - Sports Phtoo
Photography - Features Photo
Multimedia - Features
Multimedia - Sports
Multimedia (team reporting)
Photography - Photo Essay
Photography - Photo essay (team)
Multimedia - News
Tech journalism (team reporting)
Sports - News (team reporting)
Sports - Features (team reporting)
Sports - Opinion (team reporting)
What is your last name?
Please enter the last name of the person covered by this entry. If there are more than one, just put one of them here. There will be another slot for more names.
What is your first name?
Please enter the first name of the person covered by this entry.
What other names are on this entry, if any?
List names as First Last, First Last, etc. You can skip this if there is only one name on the entry.
What is the name of the publication where the entry was published?
It is OK if it was published as a social media post, blog post or some other form as long as it occurred in 2018. Please let us know, though, where it appeared.
What is the date of the entry's publication?
Please note that only entries published in 2019 will be considered.
What is the title (or headline) of the entry?
Please provide an online, public link to the entry here.
Just paste the link into this form in its entirety. Be sure the link works!! (You can put the entry in a folder on Google Drive and make it available to anyone with a link since you are giving us the link.)
What is your phone number, in case we have questions?
If we have questions about this entry, what phone number should we call?
What is your email address?
What email address should we use to communicate with you?
What school do you attend?
Please list the name of the school the entrant attends. List home school if that is applicable.
What is the school's address?
Please provide a full mailing address.
Who is your journalism teacher or advisor?
It is OK if you don't have one.
What is your teacher's email address?
How much do you owe for this entry?
Just click on the cost for this entry alone.
How much do you owe for all of your entries together?
Add the total fees for all of your entries and just put the number
Did you pay electronically or are you sending a check?
I intend to ask for a financial hardship waiver. (Please send us a separate email to
explaining briefly the reason)
Do you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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