April 21, 2009

NEWS / PROJECTS: Innovative newspaper projects for youth to be awarded

Innovative newspaper projects for youth to be awarded

Posted on: 16/04/2009 Children, Print Journalism, Publications, Specialized Reporting Deadline: 15/06/2009 Region: Worldwide

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) invites entries for the 2009 World Young Reader Prizes, which award newspapers that have devised innovative projects or activities for young readers (under age 25). Deadline: June 15.

Projects submitted to the Young World Leader Prize may be in one the following categories: Editorial - a newspaper content strategy; Making the News - Activity that gives young people the chance to experience professional newspaper practice; Newspapers in Education - Use of the newspaper as a teaching tool; Public Service - Public service project in areas such as press freedom, literacy, youth civic involvement, etc.; Brand - Other projects that improve a newspaper brand's relationship with youth.

The jury will take into consideration the contribution the program has made to the newspaper business. This could be in terms of revenue generation, circulation, readership growth, or brand awareness. Each winner will receive EU€1,000 (US$1,318).

Entries must be based on a single project or a series of related activities conducted in the 24 months before June 15. Each participant must send in send in a PowerPoint presentation, limited to no more than 15 megabytes on a CD or 5 megabytes via email, of their project in English.

For more information, go to http://www.wan-press.org/nie/wyrp.php.


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