Resource: Engage 2012--Excellent Video Project for Students


Media Arts Institute has teamed with YouTube, Adobe,, the Newseum, and a growing list of media partners to challenge your students to go out into their communities to create video stories that relate to key issues in the Presidential election. 



The Engage in Democracy 2012 Student Journalism Challenge is a great way to bolster class work about the election, and there are numerous ways for you and your students to participate:



1) Enlist teams of students to create and enter videos into the competition. Winners will be awarded prizes up to $1000 in value. The entry deadline is Monday, November 5. However, early entries have an opportunity to be featured on and media outlets across the country. Send students here: 



2) Need a camera? We’ve established a video equipment exchange. Visit:



3) Recruit a student leader at your school to become an Engage 2012 Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors are charged with generating enthusiasm about the challenge on their campuses by making presentations and inspiring greater numbers of their peers to participate. Top Ambassadors from each region can win prizes up to $500 in value. Send prospective Student Ambassadors here:



4) Share this email with colleagues -- and encourage them to have their students participate. 



5) Discover other ways you and your students can participate here:



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