Person of the Year

Last call: Our TFK Person of the Year poll ends on January 1. Cast your vote today!

Dec 30, 2011 | By TIME For Kids Staff

Who was the most important newsmaker of 2011? 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.


Hillary Clinton

Gabrielle Giffords

Selena Gomez

Steve Jobs

Kermit the Frog

Lionel Messi

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint

Yani Tseng

U.S. Armed Forces

William & Kate