Applications are now open for the 2019 edition of the Global Youth and News Media Prize. The prize has two award categories currently open to any kind of news media on any platform and run by people of any age. The award celebrates news media work that serves, supports and both attracts and learns from young audiences. The primary target of initiatives must be young audiences ages 13 to 25. Entries can be self-submitted or nominated by third party.

Members of the international jury have been instructed to keep in mind three things:

1. Impact – Effectiveness of the initiative in serving, supporting, attracting and/or learning from young audiences, especially as evidenced by measurable impact. This is a key element.

2. Inspiration – Transferability and adaptability of the idea to other countries.

3. Innovation – This does not preclude an initiatives that has been going on for some time that still produces excellent results thanks to adaptation to the times.

The two categories currently open for application are:

  1. THE JOURNALISM AWARD – Reporting, especially solutions reporting, that breaks stereotypes or adds important insights about or from young people and that has a clear, important impact.
    DEADLINE: 25 June 2019
    To be presented at NewsXchange, Paris, France, November 2019
  2. THE NEWS/MEDIA LITERACY AWARD – Initiatives that effectively educate about journalism and news media in ways that help young audiences navigate all kinds of content as they develop news habits and knowledge key to developing active citizenship. Again, a key is a clear, important impact.
    DEADLINE: 25 June 2019.
    To be presented at NewsXchange, Paris, France, November 2019

For full information and application details, visit the website here.