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2013/2014 First Freedom Student Competition
HS students, examine the current-day relevance of religious freedom.
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Due November 18th, 2013 - The First Freedom Student Competition is a first-semester national essay and video contest. It offers high-school students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom, and then, by written essay or video production, present their evaluation. 

Topic
   * Should the advancement of freedom of religion be a part of U.S. foreign policy? If so, why? If not, why not? What challenges might the United States face in trying to advance religious freedom internationally? (Please support your arguments with academically respected sources that consider differing views.)
   * Does religious oppression half way around the world affect you and other citizens? If so, how? If not, why not?
   * How does Eleanor Roosevelt's statement that universal human rights begin in "small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world" apply to you and the impact that you and your generation can have on the advancement of freedom of religion and conscience now and in the future, at home and abroad?

Video entries should be 5-7 minutes in play length.

Important Dates
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2013
Video Upload Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2013

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Video Award
$2,500

Essay Award
$2,500

Eligibility
The competition is open to 9th - 12th grade students in the United States and U.S. territories, and to American schools and American home-schooled students worldwide. GED-program students, 20 years of age and younger, are also eligible.

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