Person of the Year

Last chance to cast your vote for TFK's 2012 Person of the Year—voting ends January 1

November 30, 2012


Who was the most important newsmaker of 2012? Read on to learn about the 12 nominees and to cast your vote for the TIME FOR KIDS Person of the Year. Be sure to make your choice by January 1! We will announce the winner at and in the first issue of TIME For Kids after the holiday break.

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

Felix Baumgartner

Barack Obama


Michelle Obama


R.J. Palacio


Michael Phelps

One Direction

Mitt Romney

Scientists of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Taylor Swift

U.S. Armed Forces

Women of Team USA

Malala Yousafzai


Cast your vote in the poll below!

Who should be TFK's 2012 Person of the Year?
Total votes: 8093
Current subscribers log in/register for 

Registered Users Log In

Forgot Password?
Register Now for FREE
Subscriber Benefits
Do it now to get all this:
  • Access to Interactive Digital Editions
  • Online Archives of Past Lessons & Teachers' Guides
  • Interactive Teacher Community
Website Login Page