TIME & Nickelodeon Kid of the Year Award Contest ($5,000 Prizes)

Parents, Legal Guardians & Teachers! Do you know a kid 8-16 who’s making a positive impact on their school or community? Have they recently completed a huge feat and were the first or youngest to do it? Have they made a big impact on a cause they really care about? If your kid is doing extraordinary things that are truly influencing others, we want to hear your story!

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Official Rules: US, Nominators may be any age, but all Nominees must be between eight and sixteen years or age as of August 1, 2020. . May 18 – August 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. Each Nominator may submit multiple Submissions during the Submission Phase but may only submit one Submission for each Nominee.

Submission Phase: May 18 to August 1.
Judging Phase: May 18 to September 15.

How to Enter: submit a short description of no more than five hundred words explaining why the Nominee deserves to be Kid of the Year. The statement about the Nominee should help illustrate why they should be recognized for their demonstrated achievements and/or contributions in their area of interest including, without limitation, the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship, pop culture, science, and sports or his or her exceptional academic achievement.

Mail: Complete a Submission Form, which may be downloaded at the Website, available as part of the TIME for Kids Digital Teacher’s guide, or provided by Sponsor’s affiliate or Program sponsors if additional locations are added (which will be posted on the Website), by providing the Nominator’s name, as well as their parent’s name, email address and phone number, together with the Nominee’s name; age; gender; city and state of residence; and the Nominee’s parent’s or legal guardian’s name, email address and phone number. Upon receipt of the completed Submission Form, the Nominee’s parent or legal guardian will be contacted to provide a photo and video of the Nominee and, if the Nominee is over thirteen years of age and has a public social media account or, if the Nominator has and operates a public family account which features the Nominee, the Nominee’s parent or legal guardian may also provide the Nominee’s corresponding social media handles. Nominee may self-nominate using the Mail-In Submission Method, provided that Nominee’s parent or legal guardian provides consent to such self-nomination.

Awards Determination: From all of the eligible submissions received, fifty nominees will be selected for additional consideration. Thereafter, twenty Nominees will be selected from the Quarter-Finalists for possible inclusion in an hour long television special profiling one or more of them. Five finalists will then be selected from the Semi-Finalists to receive an award. From those five Finalists, one Finalist will be honored as “Kid of the Year.”

Quarter Finalist Judging Criteria: Nominee’s passion and/or achievement (25%); with consideration for:

  • how their service or action can be considered above and beyond the call of duty;
  • how long they have been pursuing their cause; and
  • recognition of their effects or demonstration of particular excellence.
  • Impact of Nominee’s service and/or achievement on other individuals, the community and/or the world (25%); with consideration for:
  • how their efforts may have inspired others to take action or pursue their own passion.
  • Global and/or local relevance of Nominee’s efforts or actions (25%); with consideration for:
  • how their efforts may have impacted policy, pop culture, or effected change in their local community or other communities around the world.
  • How unique is the service, project, or achievement (25%); with consideration for:
  • whether their work addresses a particularly underserved community or cause or has a direct effect on school and/or community spirit

See Rules for Semi-Finalist and Finalist Selection Criteria.

Finalist Prizes (5): $5,000 check, payable to the Finalist;  the designation of “kid reporter” for one year with the ability to make editorial contributions to TIME for Kids magazine, TIME Edge magazine, TIME magazine, and/or their respective online, digital and social media platforms throughout such year; a TIME for Kids reporter T-shirt, press credentials, reporter’s notebook, and letter of congratulations; and, a trip for each Finalist and their parent or legal guardian to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and Slime Fest. ARV: $8,040

As a kid reporter, each Finalist may be given assignments and asked to represent TIME magazine, TIME for Kids, and TIME Edge in national and/or local media (including social media channels). They will report for TIME for Kids, TIME for Kids online, and their respective social media channels from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Though TIME for Kids will try to give at least one assignment to each Kid Reporter, there is no guarantee that a Kid Reporter will be given any assignments, or that the resulting articles will be published. Article assignments will be distributed at the discretion of Sponsor and TIME for Kids magazine editors. Articles will be edited and may be published in TIME for Kids magazine, TIME Edge magazine and/or TIME magazine, and/or their respective online, digital and social media platforms. Each reporter will be given a byline if his/her story is published. Each Finalist will be required to enter into an agreement with Time, USA, LLC that will govern his/her/their activities as a Kid Reporter and will include additional terms and conditions.

Semi-Finalist Prizes (20): $100 gift card redeemable for goods and/or services from a merchant or service provider selected by Sponsor.

Honoree Award: The Honoree will be announced as TIME’s Kid of the Year and will receive a framed TIME magazine cover of their choice.  ARV: $125

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