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Announcing the 2019 Global
Youth & News Media Prize competition
Deadline for The Planet Award category is 20 March


News organizations that effectively serve, support, attract and learn from young audiences while reinforcing the role of journalism in society can enter this year’s Global Youth & News Media Prize competition.   


The deadline for the first category of the Prize, The Planet Award, is 20 March.


Last year’s laureates of this prestigious worldwide award were the Guardian US and the Eagle Eye student newsmagazine of Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School for their joint coverage of the March of our Lives demonstrations in Washington D.C.


The 2019 competition is open to any kind of news organization in any country run by journalists of any age in any platform and targeting young audiences (people under age 25).


The prize will have three categories of awards::


  • THE PLANET AWARD:  Reporting or initiatives that effectively provide with information and hope for saving the planet.

    • Deadline:  20 March 2019

    • Presentation:  Eurasian Media Forum, Almaty, Kazakhstan (May 2019)

  • THE JOURNALISM AWARD:  Reporting that breaks stereotypes or adds important insights about or from young people.  

    • Deadline:  25 July 2019

    • Presentation:  NewsXchange, Paris, France (November 2019)

  • THE NEWS/MEDIA LITERACY AWARD:  Initiatives that educate about journalism and news media in ways to help young audiences navigate all kinds of content as they develop news habits and knowledge to develop active citizenship.

    • Deadline:  Deadline: 25 July 2019

    • Presentation:  NewsXchange, Paris, France (November 2019)


The key criteria are impact as proven with measurable results and the transferability of the initiative to a different setting.  Winners will receive their awards at various global journalism venues, which provide an international discussion platform with delegates from around the world.  


The awards are supported by News-Decoder, the European Journalism Centre, and the Google News Initiative as well as NewsXchange and the Eurasia Media Forum.


For details about how to enter or nominate a project, please consult:




Directors: Aralynn McMane & Jo Weir

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