The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is sponsoring a video contest that asks students between the ages of 10 and 18 to create a film that encourages others to register to vote and stresses the importance of voting.
Students can work on their films individually or as a group, and utilize smartphones, iPads or video cameras. The winning video must offer a persuasive, non-partisan message on why voting is important and can be up to a minute long. Students are also encouraged to come up with their own slogans.
Prizes totaling $100 will be awarded in three age categories by a panel of judges that includes: LTV Executive Director Seth Redlus; Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Executive Director Jacqui Lofaro; The Press News Group Executive Editor Joe Shaw; League of Women Voters of the Hamptons Education Committee Chair Judi Roth; and League of Women Voters of the Hamptons member Ursula Lynch.
Flyers featuring all contest details are now available from media studies teachers at local high schools, and in the teen departments at participating libraries.
All entries must be submitted via email by Tuesday, October 15, to Ms. Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.