Let Your Voice Be Heard: Freedom of Speech Video Contest Gives Students a Voice

March 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Time is running out... creative students could win as much as $500 for developing a video about the U.S. Constitution as part of a video contest sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia State Bar.

Participants are asked to create a 3-minute video with the theme "The Constitution and You: How the Constitution Has Affected Your Life." The contest is open to West Virginia residents in grades 6 through 12. Entries will be divided by middle school and high school. First place in each category receives $500, while second place wins $250. The creators of the first place videos (along with one parent) also will be invited to attend the West Virginia State Bar's annual meeting on April 17-18 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, West Virginia.

Videos will be judged based on originality, creativity, adherence to the theme and overall quality. Entries must include parental permission for those under the age of 18. Students interested in entering the contest can fill out an application as well as read the rules at http://wvde.state.wv.us/wvstatebar. Submissions for 2015 will be accepted from February 9 to March 27.

For more information, contact Joyce Morton with the West Virginia State Bar at 304-641-2127 or jhm26288@me.com the WVDE Communication Office at 304-558-2699.

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