How to Join Scholastic Kids Press



We are now accepting Kid Reporter applications for the 2020–2021 program year!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the deadline to submit Kid Reporter applications. All applications must be received by July 10, 2020. To be considered, students must be between the ages of 10–14 (born on or between September 1, 2006, and August 31, 2010), and complete an application, which includes writing a news story and a personal essay and submitting two story ideas. For tips on how to complete the application safely while following social distancing guidelines, click here.

No late applications will be accepted.

Download the 2020–2021 Scholastic Kids Press application here:

Send the complete entry to:
Scholastic Kids Press
557 Broadway
New York, NY, USA 10012-3999

Scholastic editors annually select Kid Reporters based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail. The new Kid Reporter team will be announced in the fall.

Have questions about the application? Email