This is the entry form for the TFK 2021—2022  Kid Reporter Contest!

Parent or guardian, fill out this application on behalf of your child or student.

Your student or child’s application must include a news article and personal statement. The student can also include a recent school photo (optional).

  • The news article must be written by the student to demonstrate their reporting skills. The story should be no longer than 450 words and must include a headline and quotes from people the student has interviewed.
  • The student’s personal statement should explain why a student would be a good TFK Kid Reporter. The personal statement must be 50 words or fewer.

By completing and submitting this form, you are confirming that you have read, fully understand, and agree to the Contest Rules, which can be viewed at

Or click here for an entry form to enter via mail. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to be a TFK Kid Reporter?

You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, 13 years of age or younger as of September 1, 2021, with parental or legal guardian permission, to enter. Please see our official rules for more details about eligibility.

Is there an application fee?

No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

How many TFK Kid Reporters will you pick?

We’re looking for 10 students from around the nation to be members of the TFK Kid Reporter team for the 2021—2022 school year.

What’s the application deadline?

Online applications must be received on or before June 21, 2021, at 11:59:59 p.m. P.T. Mail-in applications must be postmarked by June 21, 2021, and received by June 25.

Will I get feedback on my submission?

Unfortunately, due to the number of entries we receive, we are unable to give feedback on individual submissions.

When will the finalists be notified?

Parents/legal guardians of the selected finalists will be notified on or around July 15, 2021.

When will you announce the official TFK Kid Reporters?

For the names of winners, log on to after September 30, 2021. 

I've read the rules and have another question. Whom should I contact?

Please email if you have any questions about the contest.