The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will award $2,500 in prize money to the students who create the most inspiring and exciting 30-second public service announcement (PSA) showing the importance of the First Amendment’s five freedoms — speech, press, religion, assembly and the right to petition — and demonstrating how those freedoms protect us all.
The contest is open to both high school and middle school students, with the first place high school winner taking home $2,000 and the first place middle school winner $500. There will also be five early bird winners of $100 each for entries submitted before February 2. The final deadline for entries is February 19.
The winning PSAs will run on SchoolTube, Channel One, and RTDNF’s high school broadcast journalism project, HSBJ.org, during this year’s Sunshine Week (March 14-20).
For more information and contest rules, visit RTDNF’s Five Freedoms Contest page.