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Our traditional international contest of young journalists "Welcome!" starts a little later this year, but it will last longer: work is accepted until the end of February, and summing up the results planned until May 10. We hope it will be as interesting and representative as the contests of the past years.

dreamstime63120763The basic rules remain unchanged. Contest is organized by children's public organization "Lotsman" (“Maritime pilot”) and online magazine "Kid's Club". The circle of participants is limited only by age. If you are engaged in a children's press center or work in the school newspaper editorial - welcome to the contest! Not engaged in anything out of that, but you believe that you can be interesting to tell about some event, journey, book or movie - join us! If you want to expand your portfolio - participating in the contest will be helpful as well. Are you a beginner blogger? Participate in the competition! Materials passed selection (not only the winners) will be published on the website "Kid's Club", which is a registered media.

This year a new nomination "Citizen of the Information Society" is added in the contest. See more information below.

Read all the details in the regulations. There is only brief information in this article.

The age of participants up to 18 years. Age groups: 1) up to 12 years old, 2) from 13 to 15 years old, 3) 16-18 years old. To enter the contest you need to fill out an application form and send your work to email [email protected] or download via the file upload form (below in this article).

The competition is held in four nominations:

  • "Text" — a work performed in one of the traditional journalistic genres: article, report, interview, review, correspondence, essay etc.. It is recommended to choose a genre according to the age of the participant. Older participants should take up the bigger work. ;) The size of work should correspond to the chosen genre, but must be at least 1500 symbols (with spaces). The author's illustrations may be attached in separate files (photo, diagrams, drawings).
  • "Photo" — a photo or series of photos of any genre, predominantly a reportage or portrait. It is obligatory to indicate in the application the date and location of shooting, as well as to explain what persons/events you shot. The work in "Photo" nomination can simultaneously be the illustration for work in the category "Text".
  • Video — a video lasting not more than 20 minutes in the genre of reportage or a story about an interesting place or the journey, about the man (including interview) or on any other topic. It is also allowed the video blog with the speech of the author on any interesting subject, outlining his views or telling about some event. Note: please, provide subtitles for your video!
  • Additional nomination "Citizen of the Information Society", in which all works automatically participate is introduced this year. The subject of evaluation in this nomination is the active life position of the author, his ability to see, evaluate, analyze current events and trends in the modern world. The theme of this work can be a real problem of any scale - from local to global, resonant event, about which there are different opinions, a controversial issue that is actively discussed in the media or on the Internet, forecasts for the future, understanding historical events in the context of modernity... Science, economics, ecology, education, social life, international relations, technological development, relations of “fathers and children”, etc. The world is full of problems, and who else can solve them besides us?

The timing of the contest: submissions will be accepted until the 28 of February 2019. The contest results will be announced by May 10 2019 on this website and on Kid's Club.

One of the features of the contest - children's reader's jury. Our site is called a "Kid's Club" and published content should be interesting and understandable to children and teenagers. This will assess the children's jury. Anyone under the age of 17 years can applicate to be a member of the jury. To do this, fill out the form at the end of the article and write about the desire to [email protected].

photography-1314305An important question for a journalist - the choice of topics. In this competition is no strict framework. You are welcome with any topic that interesting to you and which you hope to interest our readers and children's jury. Consult with adults. Look for topics in the following areas:

- Topics related to the lives of children, adolescents and youth of your city, region, country.

- Education, career choices.

- Children's clubs, studios, teams, organizations.

- Interesting event, the witness of which you were, the interesting facts that you discovered for yourself.

- The stories about interesting people with whom you have met, on local attractions, travel and interesting places where you've been.

- Review of a book, play, movie.

Share knowledge, give advice, review the issue that you care about, tell us about your dream.

Topics related to computer games are not recommended.


To participate in the contest, please fill in the application form below.

The contest works should be sent to email address [email protected] or upload here using this file upload form. After selecting the file, a window will open where it's necessary to enter name and surname of the author and brief information about the work:

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The regulations is available online.

The application form for participating in the contest for filling online:

The application form for joining to children's jury:

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