Nickelodeon and TIME Team up for First-Ever Kid of the Year Honor


Nathan Kong and Leanne Picinic

Nickelodeon and TIME are unveiling a partnership for the first-ever Kid of the Year honor. Wow, imagine how many THS students must meet that criteria? Let’s take a look at just what it takes to be nominated Kid of the Year.

It doesn’t just take an ordinary kid to receive the Kid of the Year award. It takes a cultural pioneer  who motivates others to be their best selves. According to a press release by, the special will also feature stars from entertainment, sports, and pop culture to surprise the honorees, as well as musical performances.  

“Each and every day, kids around the world are inspiring, entertaining and positively impacting their communities,” said Ian Orefice, President of TIME Studios, in the release. Part of the motivation behind creating the award was to highlight the accomplishments of America’s youth and to encourage the change they bring for the better

The joint-effort by Nickelodeon and TIME will also be accompanied by a TV special simulcast on Nick and the CBS Television Network. It will be hosted by Trevor Noah (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah). “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 in the press release. “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.” 

The honorees will also have the opportunity to serve as kid reporters for TIME for Kids with exclusive access to Nickelodeon events throughout. More details on the nomination and submission process for Kid of the Year will be announced at a later date, according to