(UPDATED — Tuesday, April 17 ) Young Journalists Development Awards
The Washington Post has extended the nomination deadline for the The Washington Post YJDP Awards. The new deadline is Friday, April 20.
The awards program will honor four high school students and advisers for significant achievements in journalism. Award categories include: Emerging Young Journalist, Young Journalist Leadership, Inspire Award and Mentoring Excellence. Complete nomination guidelines and forms can be found online. To learn more about high school journalism programs offered by The Washington Post, visit www.washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.
All high school journalists and advisers that meet the award criteria are encouraged to apply and are eligible to be nominated.
Questions about The Washington Post YJDP Awards can be directed to Jaye Linnen at 202-334-4917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(ORIGINAL) Young Journalists Development Awards
Nominations are now open for The Washington Post’s first annual Young Journalists Development Awards, which acknowledge significant achievements and contributions made by high school journalists, journalism advisors and media educators across the Washington area. The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program provides year-round skills training workshops, seminars, scholarships and mentoring opportunities to high school journalists and advisors across the Washington area.
The four award categories include:
- Emerging Young Journalist presented to one high school sophomore whose work demonstrates an aptitude for high school or community journalism.
- Young Journalist Leadership presented to one high school junior or senior who has exhibited excellence in journalism and has made solid contributions to high school or community journalism.
- Inspire Award presented to a journalism advisor (less than 5 years experience) that has worked to enhance their journalistic skill set, has supported the growth of high school journalism programs in their community, and is an active role model for students and fellow journalism advisors.
- Mentoring Excellence presented to an experienced advisor (more than 5 years experience) who has demonstrated a dedication to promoting interest in high school journalism and has inspired fellow journalism advisors and students.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced the week of April 30 and recipients will be honored during an award ceremony hosted at The Washington Post on Wednesday, May 16.
For complete nomination guidelines and to learn more about upcoming YJDP programs offered by The Washington Post, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/community-relations/young-journalists or join YJDP on Facebook.
Jaye Linnen, YJDP Coordinator