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ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI – The deadline to submit media projects for one of 13 themed categories will be Friday, April 19th.

(BIVN) – Nā Leo TV has announced the launch of its inaugural Youth Media Challenge. Hawai‘i Island youth, aged 11 to 24, are invited to submit media productions across three age divisions, for 13 themed categories.

According to Nā Leo – Hawai‘i Island’s Public, Educational, and Governmental TV Station – the initiative “aims to amplify the voices and perspectives of Hawai‘i Island’s youth, offering them a platform to showcase their creativity and contribute to community dialogues.”

“Empowering the next generation to be storytellers and content creators is at the heart of Nā Leo’s mission,” said Ashley Kierkiewicz, President & CEO of Nā Leo O Hawai‘i. “The Youth Media Challenge provides a unique avenue where creativity meets purpose. It presents Hawai‘i Island youth with a valuable opportunity to share their perspectives and produce media that informs, engages, and inspires.”

The three age divisions are:

  • Junior Visionaries (ages 11-13)
  • Teen Trailblazers (ages 14-18)
  • Emerging Creators (ages 19-24).

Youth do not need to be enrolled in a school institution to participate, the TV station says.