1. Determine with your editor or advisor who you want to profile and CHECK IN HERE to get details about how to submit the Story Portfolio

2. When you finish your profile, your editor or advisor just needs to submit the Story Portfolio to The portfolio should include:

-- A link to the profile

-- A photograph of the person profiled, ideally in action

-- A short written summary (in English) with a headline in any style you like and these six bits of basic information in this order:

  1. Profile subject’s name

  2. Where the person lives (town and country)

  3. Life stage of the person

  4. Status (level in school, occupation, etc.)

  5. One sentence summary of the person’s main accomplishment

  6. Reporter’s details - minimally name and organization or school



FORMAT - The stories themselves can be any kind of journalism: print, video, podcast, etc.


LANGUAGE - Stories can be in any language. However videos not in English will need subtitles in English and podcasts will need a transcript or detailed summary in English.

APPROACH - Remember, these stories take a solutions journalism approach, how the problem is being solved, in even a small way.

TIME FRAME - Stories produced within the past six months are also eligible for this challenge. Deadline for all stories is 16 December.

THEN WHAT - Selected stories will be showcased by Global Youth & News Media and also promoted elsewhere with authors receiving certificates as having participated in this international reporting initiative.


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