Now is not the time for shyness. Now is the time to be bold. This is the moment of recognition for student journalists the world over. It is the Youth Journalism International 2011 Excellence in Journalism contest and we want you to enter.
There are five top awards. The Frank Keegan "Take No Prisoners" Award for News, the Jacinta Marie Bunnell Award for Commentary, Student Journalist of the Year, Journalism Educator of the Year and our newest award for Courage in Journalism.
There are many other categories as well, in newswriting, enterprise reporting, opinion, sports, photography, cartoons and more. This is a contest that has something for everyone. All young journalists who were not paid professionals and who were age 19 or under at the time their work was published are eligible.