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Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge
You have the power, let your voice be heard!
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Due June 29th, 2020 - You or a group of you can share your voice on an issue you care deeply about in the 2020 election. Your film should have the power to convince young people like yourself of the importance of the issue, the reason to get involved and to engage your audience to go to the polls and vote.

Help inspire young Americans to vote. Voter turnout, especially among youth, is alarmingly low. Yet the future of our democracy depends on the next generations of citizens! The Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge was created to engage this critical generation, inspire civic action and drive young voters to the polls.

TWO SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
Documentaries (up to 8 minutes in length)
Submit films that will address issues that you believe should be addressed by 2020 candidates. Your submissions should motivate future generations of citizens to engage in national elections.

Social Media Works (up to 2 minutes in length)
Produce a short video whose specific aim is to measurably increase youth registration and vote in 2020. You are free to use animation, documentary, interviews, testimonials or drama. Create your video for your favorite social media platform. Include a link through which your viewers pledge to vote. The video that gets the most vote pledges wins the award for the best social media clip. Make it funny or make it poignant, make it sad or hopeful, but make it count!

Here are some suggestions for themes/issues to be explored:
  CLIMATE CHANGE
  IMMIGRATION
  VOTERS’ SUPPRESSION
  MASS INCARCERATION
  RACISM
  FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
  GUN CONTROL
  WOMEN’S RIGHTS
  LGBTQ

These may not be your issues. Let them know what you care about.

***Entry Fee: $20 (Waived until January 31, 2020)***

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Documentary Category
First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,000
People’s Choice Award: $1,000

Social Media Category
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000
People’s Choice Award: $500

Eligibility
Open to US residents that are between 15 and 25 years of age.

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