KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

About Scholastic Kids Press

 

Contact Info
Email us at kidspress@scholastic.com.
 

How to Apply
The 2020–2021 Scholastic Kids Press call for applications will open in March 2020.

Scholastic Kids Press is a group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world. Since 2000, our award-winning young journalists have reported "news for kids, by kids," covering politics, entertainment, the environment, sports, and more in their hometowns and on the national stage. Their stories appear online and in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.

Scholastic Kid Reporters have made headlines by interviewing President Barack Obama, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, conservationist Jane Goodall, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Dog Man author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, New York Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge, and more.

 

Scholastic Kids Press FAQ

How can students apply to become Kid Reporters in Scholastic Kids Press?

Scholastic Kids Press will begin accepting Kid Reporter applications in March 2020 through the end of May 2020. At that time, the downloadable form will be available on scholastic.com/kidspress. All applications must be submitted via mail—no digital applications are accepted.

What does the Scholastic Kid Reporter application entail?

The downloadable application to join Scholastic Kids Press includes writing a news story, story ideas, and a personal essay. Editors annually select Kid Reporters based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.

Are there requirements to apply for Scholastic Kids Press?

To be considered, applicants must be between the ages of 10–14. Students in any part of the world are welcome to apply.

What do Scholastic Kid Reporters write about?

Throughout the year, Scholastic Kid Reporters cover issues and topics that matter most to them and their peers. This includes current events, breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from their hometowns and on the national stage.