Kid Reporter Application

Think you have what it takes to be a
Sports Illustrated Kids Kid Reporter?
We want to hear from you!

SI Kids is now accepting applications for our Kid Reporter program. If you’re chosen to be a Kid Reporter, you will write stories and blog posts for and work with SI Kids editors to pitch stories and learn how to become a better journalist. You may even meet a sports star or two along the way! If that sounds cool, it is!

To apply, you must be between the ages of 10 and 14 (and you must be 10 years old by January 1, 2019). You must also submit three writing samples:

  • A 400-word article about an athlete or a sports team making a difference in your community. You must include quotes from at least two different people that you have interviewed. (Do not use quotes you found in a previously published story.)
  • A 200-word essay that tells us why you want to be an SI Kids Kid Reporter. What do you hope to experience and learn from your time as a Kid Reporter?
  • Two story ideas about sports, athletes, or teams in your community that you would like to write about as a Kid Reporter. A good idea will include details about why the topic is relevant. Put your thinking caps on!

You have until May 15 to submit your application. We look forward to reading your best stuff. Good luck!