Friday, February 8, 2013

Blizzard Extends YJI Contest Deadline; Entries Now Due February 12

Photo provided
Nyno Ortiz of Hartford, Connecticut, 
was among the winners of Youth 
Journalism International's 2012 
Excellence in Journalism contest.
Because a massive blizzard is clobbering the Northeast part of the United States – where Youth Journalism International is headquartered – we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries to the 2013 Excellence in Journalism contest.
The original deadline was today, Friday, Feb. 8, but so many schools are closed because of the winter snowstorm and we didn’t want anyone to miss out on entering.

The new deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, which should give everyone impacted enough time to dig out and send us their entries.
The contest has several top categories offering beautiful crystal trophies to the winners, including Student Journalist of the Year, Journalism Educator of the Year (enter your teacher!), the Frank Keegan “Take No Prisoners” Award for News for a top-notch news story, the Jacinta Bunnell Award for Commentary and the Courage in Journalism Award.
In addition, there are many categories for news stories, columns, editorials, first person essays, sports coverage, all kinds of photographs, photo illustrations and cartoons. There are additional categories for multimedia – radio or video reports.
Any young person, anywhere, not just Youth Journalism International students, can enter. Contestants must be 19 years of age or younger at the time of publication.
Winners in all categories receive an individualized, custom made certificate affirming their victory.

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