Global Youth & News Media Prize 2023: Honoring Educators and News Organizations Promoting Press Freedom

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Global Youth & News Media Prize 2023. This year, the focus is on recognizing the invaluable efforts of educators and news organizations in fostering a deep understanding of journalism's vital role in society. The Press Freedom Teaching Award will be presented to those who have shown exceptional dedication to educating students about press freedom and the risks journalists face. Don't miss this opportunity to nominate outstanding individuals or organizations that have made a significant impact in news and media literacy.

The Global Youth & News Media Prize 2023 is back, and it's time to celebrate the champions of press freedom education. In a world where media literacy is more important than ever, this prestigious award aims to highlight the exceptional contributions of educators and news organizations who have gone above and beyond to ensure that students grasp the significance of journalism and the challenges faced by those in this profession.


The Global Youth & News Media Prize first introduced the Press Freedom Teacher award in 2021 as part of its News/Media Literacy category. This award was created to acknowledge the remarkable efforts of frontline teachers who imparted knowledge about the importance of quality journalism to their students and shed light on the risks faced by journalists worldwide. The inaugural recipients of this honor were Janis Schacter (USA), Marisabelle Bellido Terán (Bolivia), and Olawale (Ibrahim) Gbenusola (Nigeria). The awards were dedicated to the memory of Scott Schurz (1936-2021), a passionate advocate for press freedom and youth engagement on both local and global levels.


The Global Youth & News Media Prize 2023 welcomes nominations from educators at the primary or secondary level of instruction, teaching in any type of class and institution. Self-nominations are accepted, as well as nominations made by others who recognize the remarkable contributions of deserving individuals. News outlets, organizations representing journalists or news organizations, and NGOs that support these groups are also eligible to enter. It is expected that organizations will self-nominate themselves for consideration.


To enter the Global Youth & News Media Prize 2023, participants are required to answer two crucial questions related to their initiatives:

1. What do you do?

Describe your actions that align with the award theme.

2. How do you know it works?

Present the results of your efforts, including any measurement methods used and how financial sustainability is ensured.

Participants can choose between two entry formats:

  • A PowerPoint stack of fewer than 5 MB (using 72 dpi pictures) in the form of a ppt or pdf file.
  • A 3-minute video (uploaded with open access and the original video file available if needed). English subtitles are mandatory, even if the video is in English.

Remember to clearly identify your organization at the beginning of your entry. Upon registration, you will receive instructions on where to submit your entries.


Don't miss this incredible opportunity to recognize and celebrate the educators and news organizations that are driving the advancement of press freedom education. By acknowledging their exceptional contributions, we can inspire others to follow in their footsteps and create a generation of informed individuals who understand the importance of journalism in our society. Visit the Global Youth & News Media Prize website for more information and register now to be a part of this prestigious event. Together, let's empower the next generation to champion press freedom and embrace the power of a well-informed society.

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