|junior eurovision song contest|
|also known as||junior eurovision|
|based on||mgp nordic|
|presented by||list of presenters|
|country of origin||list of countries|
|original language(s)||english and french|
|no. of episodes||17 contests|
|production location(s)||list of host cities|
|running time||1 hours, 45 minutes (2003) |
2 hours (2009–2013)
2 hours, 15 minutes (2005–2008, 2017)
2 hours, 30 minutes (2014–2016, 2018–present)
|production company(s)||european broadcasting union|
|picture format||576i (sdtv) (2003–present)|
1080i (hdtv) (2008–present)
|original release||15 november 2003 –|
|related shows||eurovision song contest (1956-2019 2021-)|
eurovision young musicians (1982–)
eurovision young dancers (1985–2017)
eurovision dance contest (2007–2008)
eurovision magic circus show (2010–2012)
the junior eurovision song contest (french: concours eurovision de la chanson junior), often shortened to jesc, junior eurovision or junior eurosong, is a song competition which has been organised by the european broadcasting union (ebu) annually since 2003 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the ebu. it is held in a different european city each year, however the same city can host the contest more than once.
the competition has many similarities to the eurovision song contest from which its name is taken. each participating broadcaster sends an act, the members of which are aged 9 to 14 on the day of the contest, and an original song lasting between 2 minutes 45 seconds and 3 minutes to compete against the other entries. each entry represents the country served by the participating broadcaster. viewers from the participating countries are invited to vote for their favourite performances by televote and a national jury from each participating country also vote. the overall winner of the contest is the entry that has received the most points after the scores from every country have been collected and totalled. the current winner is viki gabor of poland, who won the 2019 contest in gliwice, poland with "superhero".
in addition to the countries taking part, the 2003 contest was also broadcast in estonia, finland and germany, followed by andorra in 2006 and bosnia and herzegovina (from 2006 to 2011), however these countries have yet to participate. since 2006, the contest has been streamed live on the internet through the official website of the contest. australia was invited in the 2015 contest, while kazakhstan was invited in the 2018 contest, and as of 2019, both countries have participated every year since.