Person of the Year

Read about our nominees for TFK's 2015 Person of the Year, and cast your vote.

November 24, 2015


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 and in TIME For Kids magazine.

Click on the images below to read about each candidate. Then cast your vote in the poll.


J.J. Abrams

Misty Copeland

Steph Curry

Pope Francis

Scott Kelly

Jeff Kinney

Jennifer Lawrence

Carli Lloyd

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Barack Obama

Paul Ryan

Malala Yousafzai


Cast your vote in the poll below!

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