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From Looking@Democracy. Submissions due April 30th, 2013. Throw your hat in the ring!
The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. Here’s how the competition works:
Create and send us short digital media content that either:
(a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or
(b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.
Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically– the rest is up to YOU!
Deadline extended! Our friends at Radio Diaries and Cowbird are hosting a Teenage Diaries Project, and they're looking for teen stories about life. Long distance relationships? Gaming? Solitude? Whatever moves you, post your work to the gorgeous Cowbird site by February to be eligible for feature on NPR. Some background:
To commemorate the “sweet 16” of the acclaimed Teenage Diaries project—where young people around the country are given tape recorders to report on their own lives for public radio—we’re aiming to gather at least 300 new diaries written, recorded and photographed by teens.