Constituting America's “We the People 9*17” Contest Invites Entries From College, Law School, and for the First Time: Graduate Students

Contest gives patriotic students the opportunity to win $2,000 and a trip to Philadelphia for Constituting America's Constitution Day celebration

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Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

College, law school and for the first time: graduate students with a passion for American history are encouraged to enter Constituting America’s “We the People 9*17” contest. Through the contest, students across the nation with a strong belief in our country’s founding principles are eligible to win a $2,000 cash prize and a trip to Philadelphia for Constituting America’s annual Constitution Day celebration in September. Students may enter by creating an original song, short film, public service announcement or speech addressing a variety of topics related to the U.S. Constitution.

College Students may submit a short film, PSA, song or speech, and graduate and law school students may submit a short film or speech. Two copies of all materials must be included in the submission. All entries that utilize copyrighted music, film clips or photos must obtain the proper licensing permissions in advance of submitting the entry, in order to be considered.

  • Short film should be an original film written and directed by the student. Up to two students may collaborate on and submit the short film. It must be no shorter than five minutes and no longer than 10 minutes in length. The subject should be: “Why is the United States Constitution Relevant Today?” Short film entries should be submitted on a DVD, along with a copy of the script. Student’s name, age and grade must appear on the entry and all pages of the entry package. (Law school, Grad School, & College may enter in this category, as well as high school and adults, 25 and up)
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA) subject is “Why Citizens Should Know Their United States Constitution”. Up to two students may collaborate on and submit the PSA. It must be 60 seconds in length and must be originally written by the student and recorded. It must be submitted on a DVD, along with the script. Student’s name, age and grade must appear on the entry and all pages of the entry package. (College and high school may enter in this category)
  • Song subject must be “Religious Freedom”. Up to two students may collaborate on and submit the song. Song must be an original pop song composition, lyrics and music written by the student(s) no longer than 3:20, sung and recorded by the student(s) onto a CD or DVD. Lyrics and music must also be submitted. The student’s name, age and grade must appear on the entry and all pages of the entry package. Song entry must be submitted by mail. (College, as well as high school and middle school may enter in this category)
  • Speech topic is “Why the U.S. Constitution Has Worked, While Others Have Failed?” Speech must be no longer than 20 minutes, and no shorter than 15 minutes. Speech must be videotaped and submitted on DVD. Written transcript must be submitted as well and MUST include student’s name, age and grade on every page of the speech. (Law school, Grad School, & College may enter in this category)

For detailed information on the contest rules as well as the specific constitutional themes to be addressed in each category, visit http://www.constitutingamerica.org. Entries may be submitted to: Constituting America, “We the People 9*17” Contest, P.O. Box 1988, Colleyville, TX 76034. All entries must be postmarked by July 5, 2013.

The non-profit foundation, Constituting America, was founded in 2010 with an ambitious mission: to get America’s citizens and youth excited and engaged about the U.S. Constitution. Founded by acclaimed actress and radio show host Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights) and co-chaired by grassroots organizer Cathy Gillespie, this innovative non-profit campaign offers teachers, students and citizens a wide of variety of resources for learning more about America’s founding principles. For more information, visit http://www.constitutingamerica.org.

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    ahopton(at)lcoonline(dot)com


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