Who was the most important newsmaker of 2015? You get to decide! Read on to learn about the 12 nominees and to cast your vote for the TIME For Kids Person of the Year.
For the poll, TFK is focusing on individuals only, instead of groups. But we would like to acknowledge, and express our appreciation for, the many groups that dedicate themselves to helping others, sometimes putting themselves in harm's way to do so. These groups include—but are certainly not limited to—the U.S. Armed Forces, health-care workers, and teachers.
Be sure to make your choice by January 1! We will announce the winner at timeforkids.com and in TIME For Kids magazine.
Click on the images below to read about each candidate. Then cast your vote in the poll.
Cast your vote in the poll below!