The Competition

The Rules

This competition is open to all middle and high school students.

Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of the story. It should feature at least three voices: an in-person interview with the individual affected, an expert on the topic (like a researcher, a teacher, a doctor, or a professor), and any other third voice of your choice. That third person can be you, the narrator.

Stories can be told using any combination of infographics, audio, video, photography and text. Think carefully about the media you use to tell yours to an audience of peers around the world.

Articles must be no longer than 2,000 words. Video and audio stories must be no longer than 5 minutes. A photo gallery or infographic collection must contain no more than 10 captioned photographs.

Topic examples: sex trafficking, LGBT rights, minority rights,  HIV / AIDS, family planning, access to healthcare, personal choices, girls’ education, literacy


The Prize

The best reporting will be published on The top three projects will also be featured by the Pulitzer Center, and US$200 will be donated to each winner’s charity of choice. Winners can choose from one of the following organizations:



Entries will be judged by students from bureaus in Washington D.C., Mumbai, and Paris. Winners will be announced no later than March 15th.

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