Campus Vote Project has launched a national student video contest to help encourage voter participation on campuses across the country. The winning video will receive a $500 grant from Campus Vote Project to help in the campus’s efforts to get students to the polls.
Do students on your campus know how to register to vote? Do they know where to vote? Does your college provide the information students need to vote? Unlike any other age group, young adults, particularly college students, face obstacles to get to the polls. They are in new communities and don’t know the requirements to register to vote, where to vote, or how to vote absentee back home. It is critical this year that we help students get the information they need to register and vote. And you can help!
Campus Vote Project is challenging students across the country to submit a short video (1-2 minutes) about student voting. The video could be about efforts your campus or student group will be doing to help students get to the polls this year or it could just be a fun video on why it’s important for students to vote this election. Be creative. Be original. Most importantly, have fun! The winning video will receive a $500 grant from Campus Vote Project to help in your campus’s efforts to get students to the polls. The grant will be given to the video that receives the highest number of “Likes” on the Campus Vote Project Facebook page. Visit our contest page to find out more!
You can read the complete contest rules here.
As many students across the country are being denied the right to vote through voter suppression legislation, Campus Vote Project and the NEA-Student Program are partnering on civic engagement and voter protection programs across the country for 2012 and offering many ways for you to get involved on your campus. Want to encourage students on your campus to vote, but aren’t a budding filmmaker? Visit the Voter Protection page right here on Education Votes to check and see if you’re registered, find out what states are engaging in voter suppression and read the latest EdVotes articles on the topic. You can also check out CampusVoteProject.org to download toolkits, read success stories and more.