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The Democratic Party of Carroll County, the Republican Party of Carroll County, and Indivisible Eureka Springs is inviting high school Civics students county-wide to compete in our non-partisan Civics essay contest in 2021. We are interested in hearing from our younger residents and learning how local high school students in the county see themselves engaging and entering into the political process and civic involvement.
The Democratic Party of Carroll County is motivated to help stir curiosity and motivation for engagement in the political and civic processes, regardless of partisanship! Let’s get young people involved in their communities, and their country’s operations and accomplishments.
To that end, we are sponsoring a nonpartisan video/essay competition with cash prizes for students. Public viewing (presenting the top three (3) winners) to the DPCC Membership and community may occur.
Eligible high schools are: Green Forest, Berryville, and Eureka Springs.
***THE ESSAY QUESTION IS: Explain under what conditions, if any, citizens' freedoms should be restricted.
1st - $300
2nd - $125
3rd - $75
Eligible high schools are: Green Forest, Berryville, Eureka Springs. All high school level students living in Carroll County are eligible.
*** THE ESSAY/VIDEO QUESTION IS: Explain under what conditions, if any, citizens' freedoms should be restricted.
BEGINNING OF SUBMISSIONS: Nov. 1st, 2021.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION- Nov. 24th, 2021. Judging will be by four respected members of the community who represent varying aspects of the political process.
Essay length is 750 typed words in New Times Roman or similar standard 12-point font. Upload online following instructions for "script".
NOTE: SUBMIT TEXT IN WORD (OR SIMILAR) FORMAT. GOOGLE DOC WILL NOT WORK.
Video must be between two to four minutes in length to be considered. In case your video is selected for public viewing, consider attaching credits at the end of the file. Upload following instructions for "video".
You may use video, still image, original music, lyrics, poetry, and prose. Animation is permitted or any other original creative expression that is captured and presenting in an approved format. If you use non-original material, make sure it is in public domain or you have permission to use the video/image/music/likeness.
***Your submission should be loaded to- https://filmfreeway.com/EncouragingCivicEngagement.
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ONLINE FORM WITH THEIR SUBMISSION:
Name, student's phone number, and PERSONAL e-mail of student submitting the video/essay; School attending; teachers full name.
A note about content:
Be real, but keep it cordial. This video/essay, if chosen, may be shared with the County Party (DPCC) Membership, and/or the general public/community.
Hate language or a presentation that promotes a hate agenda will immediately be withdrawn.
Presentations that promote an illegal action or an action that affects public safety will immediately be withdrawn.