The Washington Post YJDP Awards acknowledge significant achievements and contributions made by four high school journalists, journalism advisers and media educators across the Washington area.  A selection committee made up of reporters from The Washington Post, YJDP mentors and Washington area journalism advisors will read and critique nomination packets and select four award recipients. Along with a personalized award, winners will receive automatic acceptance into select YJDP programs, mentoring opportunities with Post reporters and be featured in an ad to run in The Washington Post.

The Washington Post Urban Journalism Scholarship is a $2,500 award presented to one deserving senior who, during their participation in the Urban Journalism Workshop, exhibited strong research, reporting and writing ability. Selections will be based on an essay, stories produced in the workshop and participation in all eight sessions. A selection committee made up of representatives from The Post and The Washington Assoc. of Black Journalists will select the winner.

The Washington Post Outstanding Student Critic Award is presented to the student critic that has the most reviews selected to run in the Community Relations section of  The winner is chosen automatically by The Cappies Information System (CIS) and be recognized during the Cappies Gala in June.

Questions about YJDP Awards and Scholarship can be directed to Jaye Linnen at (202) 334-4917 or