TIME names inventor Gitanjali Rao as first ever Kid of the Year
Young Inventor Who Just Won the First TIME Magazine Kid of the Year Award!
The magazine has named a Person of the Year for 92 years, and in 2019, Greta Thunberg became the youngest person to ever receive the honor. Before Thunberg, the youngest recipient was 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
This year, Time partnered with Nickelodeon to search social media and school districts across the country to find the most influential kid of 2020.
The list was narrowed down from 5,000 young Americans to five finalists, who will each receive a cash prize and be given a chance to contribute to the magazine. The shortlist includes artist Tyler Gordon, 14, designer and activist Jordan Reeves, 14, world’s first crayon activist Bellen Woodard, 10, and youth hunger activist Ian McKenna, 16.