League of Women Voters Hosting Youth Voting Video Contest

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By Bryan Boggiano

The League of Women Voters of Broward County, Florida reminds high school-aged students that their voices matter.

Broward’s League of Women Voters and Kids Voting Broward is hosting a video contest where high-school-aged students can make a 30-to-60-second videotaped public service announcement that promotes the importance of voting, civic engagement, and voter participation.

The contest opened on Jan. 12. Video submissions begin on March 4 and end on April 1.

All Broward County high school students can participate, whether they are in a public, private, or charter school. Homeschooled students are eligible, too.

According to the Broward League of Women Voters, too many eligible voters do not vote in local or national elections. They cite figures from the U.S. Census Bureau stating that the largest group of non-voters is 18 to 24-year-olds.

Kids Voting Broward reports that in 2010, voter participation among 18 to 29-year-olds in Broward County was about 20 percent. Of all Broward voters, 41 percent in that election.

A panel will judge the videos based on their message clarity, the appeal to youth to be civically engaged, creativity, and technical quality. All videos must be nonpartisan.

The Broward League of Women Voters will announce the winners at their annual luncheon on April 23.

The first-place winner receives $500, the second $300, and the third receives $100.

For more information on the contest go to the official page.

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League of Women Voters Hosting Youth Voting Video Contest

Bryan Boggiano
A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.

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