May 02, 2022 2022-05-02
Civic Life Project is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with the mission of empowering and advancing young adult civic engagement through the use of video storytelling, nurturing democracy for generations to come. The organization’s Democracy 2022 Youth Film Challenge is a global film competition for youth under age 25 to generate civics-oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote—to bring young people together as a community and provide a digital platform for them to be heard.
Some themes or issues that students might explore include climate change, our democracy at risk, immigration, voting rights, social justice, racism, freedom of the press, gun control, women’s rights, LGBTQ.
Students may submit films in two categories: Documentary (up to eight minutes in length) and Social Media (up to two minutes in length). First prize in the Documentary category is $5,000; second prize, $2,000; and People’s Choice award is $1,000. In the Social Media category, first prize is $2,500; second prize, $1,000; and People’s Choice award, $500. The top films in each category will be presented at an online awards ceremony on September 17, 2022. Some of the films produced by participants in past Civic Life Youth Film Challenges are presented on the Civic Life Project’s website.
Deadline: The final online application should be completed no later than August 12, 2022, at midnight ET. The online submission portal is now open.