Nickelodeon and Time Launching ‘Kid of the Year’ Awards


Time magazine and Nickelodeon are joining forces to spotlight incredible children.

The two media outlets are uniting to launch the “Kid of the Year” awards, which will honor five extraordinary youth who are making a positive impact in their communities, reported Variety.

The initiative will culminate with one of the five being labeled the Kid of the Year, similar to Time’s annual Person of the Year award.

The honor will be showcased during an hour-long television special emceed by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, which will air on both Nickelodeon and CBS. In addition, the Kid of the Year will be featured in both Time and Time for Kids magazines.

“As a former kid, I’m looking forward to being part of Nickelodeon and Time’s Kid of the Year special, which celebrates everything that makes young people amazing and gives them a platform to have their voices heard,” said Noah said in a statement.

“Today’s kids want to actively make the world a better place and we should do everything we can to help. That’s the goal of this show. So, let’s take those first steps on the path to positive change together and shine a light on the good.”

Time has been awarding its annual Person of the Year award since 1927 and has bestowed the honor to a person, group, or an idea that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year."

Previous recipients have included Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Ebola virus fighters.

Most recently it was awarded to teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg.

Details on the nomination process and air date for the “Kid of the Year” awards will be announced at a later date.

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