HOW TO ENTER
WHO CAN ENTER - The competition is open to any kind of news organization in any country run by people of any age and on any platform.
Entries can be self-nominated or submitted by a third party. Remember that initiatives must effectively serve, support, attract and/or learn from young audiences (people from age 13 to 25) while reinforcing the role of journalism in society.
REGISTRATION - Before you send an entry as a candidate or to nominate an initiative, please register it HERE.
ENTRY FORMAT - A presentation pdf deck (created with PowerPoint, KeyNote, etc.) of no more than 5 MB. Links are permitted within the deck to videos or other supporting materials in English or, for videos, with English subtitles.
ENTRY CONTENT - Be sure to include
1. A first slide with the project's name and a very short description.
2. A second slide in this format (Note if your "organization" is simply you, just say so!)
THEN slides explaing (you can have more than one slide for each topic):
3. What you did
4. How you did it (what resources, personnel, etc.) Be sure to describe funding..
5. Why you did it (what the initiative was to accomplish, elements of innovation)
6. How we know it worked out (what it did accomplish, clear evidence of benefits for organization and the audience). This is a key element.
7. What should happen next and advice for others who want to try it.
ENTRY FILENAME - Should be in this format
ENTRY - CATEGORY NAME - YOUR COUNTRY - YOUR ORGANIZATON - TWO WORD TAGLINE of the PROJECT
WHERE TO SEND IT -
With a subject line: ENTRY - CATEGORY NAME - COUNTRY - YOUR ORGANIZATION
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.
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.
• It's often better to describe one highly impactful initiative in an entry rather than describe everything you do.
• Heavy photos can make your presentation huge. Make them 72 DPI.
• Remember that the judges are all English speakers, so if an element is important for them to consider, translate it (subtitles on a video) or provide a summary in English.