Today, the Campus Vote Project (CVP), a campaign of the Fair Elections Legal Network, is launching a contest to encourage students and student organizations to send in videos to Campus Vote Project that highlight barriers to voting that students face on their campus, strategies for overcoming them, or why students care about the upcoming election. The winning video will receive a $500 grant for their organization or school to help promote student voting on campus this fall.
Unlike any other age group, young adults, particularly college students, face obstacles to get to the polls. They are in new communities and don’t know the requirements to register to vote, where to vote, or how to vote absentee back home. It is critical this year that we help students get the information they need to register and vote.
These videos will be a great way for students to highlight how important voting is to them. The video could be about why it’s important for students to vote this election, efforts on campus to help students get to the polls, plans student groups have taken this year to help students vote, or challenges students on campus face to get to the polls.
For more information about the contest, visit www.campusvoteproject.org/contest.
Here’s how to enter: Shoot a 1-2 minute video on student voting. The video should feature parts of campus or the school’s mascot. Be creative and original. Upload the video to the Campus Vote Project page. First, “Like” Campus Vote Project. Then click on “Photo/Video” below the Campus Vote Project banner. Upload the video and in the description box put in “Entry for Campus Vote Project Video Contest”. Include the school’s name and student group in the description as well. Share with friends and others on campus and ask them to come to the Campus Vote Project page and “Like” the video.
The contest closes on July 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. The sooner students enter the more opportunities they have to get people to “Like” their video.
More information on Campus Vote Project can be found online at www.campusvoteproject.org.