UPDATE: WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. SEE THE WINNING ENTRIES HERE.
Every four years, American voters decide who calls the White House home. And the road to the election is full of questions. How did this presidential election affect you, your family, and your neighborhood?
Answers to this question appear in newspapers, on television, and on the radio. But we want to know what the story is in your community. There’s just one question: Can you tell us in two minutes?
The Engage in Democracy 2012 Student Journalism Challenge is a competition for K-12 students from across the United States and its territories. Our goal is to involve you in the political process.
To participate, shoot a video under two minutes in length using stories from around your community with a focus on one of these six big election topics:
+Jobs and the Economy
+Energy and the Environment
Next, submit your video to Engage 2012. You or a team of three students (including yourself) can submit up to three entries by January 19, 2013.
Research, shoot, write, edit. Use your smartphone, camcorder, or flip camera—how you make your entry is up to you. We are looking for entries that are fair, accurate, interesting, and informative. If you need help creating your entry, visit our Helpful Resources page for tips, tutorials, and inspiration.
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