BBC Young Reporter: What story or issue do you want to report on?

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Zoe who's 11 reported on her condition and how it's made her stronger.

BBC Young Reporter gives young people age 11-18 across the UK an opportunity to tell their own stories and get involved in skills workshops.

There are two parts to it - the Young Reporter Festival and the Young Reporter competition.

The Young Reporter Competition gives young people like you a unique chance to tell their story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

To enter you need to send in an outline of the story idea online here before the closing date, Saturday 31 October 2020.

The most original and interesting stories will be put in front of a panel of presenters, reporters, senior editors and producers from programmes and platforms such as Newsround, Newsbeat, The One Show and BBC Three.

Newsround's Ricky Boleto has been on the judging panel in previous years!

They will choose the most original and powerful stories - which will be made with the winning entrants and will be broadcast by the BBC on either TV, radio, online or social media platforms.

This is the third year of the BBC's Young Reporter competition.

Previous years saw thousands of young people putting forward an original story idea that they thought the BBC should be reporting - about their lives and personal experiences, their community or about a subject that really matters to them.

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The girl who is campaigning for more diversity in books

This year the Young Reporter festival ran from Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March, with the Young Reporter Awards being on Tuesday 10 March place in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in London.

It was there that the winners of the national and regional Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were announced.

Newsround heard from 11-year-old Zoe about living with dwarfism - her film is at the top of this page - and Keziah who reported on the lack of diversity in books.

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Fourteen-year-old Jovita tells us what it's like to be deaf in a hearing world

In 2019 14-year-old Jovita was one of 12 finalists, and spoke about what it was like 'living life deaf in a hearing world'.

Newsround also spoke to 16-year-old Jake who became the UK's first Makaton-friendly DJ.

Throughout the week BBC buildings will be hosting virtual events and media skills workshops and for young people from schools and colleges.

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The judges will choose the most original and powerful stories - which will be made with the winning entrants and will be broadcast by the BBC on either TV, radio, online or social media platforms.

You can find stories by other young people on the BBC Young Reporter website.

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