Contest

BMe’s Notice2POTUS Essay Contest 2016 for Youths across the USA.

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Application Deadline: June 18th 2016

BMe’s Notice2POTUS Essay Contest invites youth ages 14-24 across the U.S. to consider the concept of building a more caring and prosperous America by writing an essay that explores topics relevant to youth in the iGen generation. The contest creates a challenge to participate in the 2016 Presidential race by providing a platform for articulating concerns and recommendations for addressing a targeted issue.

Each BMe Notice2POTUS essay must be grounded in research that utilizes persuasive and consequential arguments to support expressed concerns and present prosed solutions for developing a more caring and prosperous America.

articipants are asked to write an original and creative essay that clearly articulates their views on one of the following topic areas:

  • Public School Reform
  • College Affordability/College for All
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Police Brutality/Justice Reform
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Immigration
  • National Security

As of June 6, 2016, poetry and spoken word can also be submitted for consideration.

Poetry Criteria

  • Poems must respond to one or more of the topic areas: College Affordability/College for All, Employment Opportunities, Police Brutality/Justice Reform, Black Lives Matter, Immigration, and National Security.
  • Poets must submit three (3) original poems.
  • The total word count for each poem should range from 250 to 400 words.
  • Must be free of profanity.

Spoken Word Criteria

  • Presentations must focus on one or more of the topic areas: College Affordability/College for All, Employment Opportunities, Police Brutality/Justice Reform, Black Lives Matter, Immigration, and National Security.
  • Performers must submit the lyrics along with their video performances. The total word count for the lyrics must range between 700 to 1,200 words.
  • Video presentation must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Must be free of profanity.

Participants will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes, travel, and the opportunities to publish and participate in panel discussions in Akron OH, Baltimore MD, Detroit MI, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC.

  • 1st Place $1,000 + Trip to New York + Panel Presentation Opportunities + Publication
  • 2nd Place $750 + Panel Presentation Opportunities + Publication
  • 3rd Place $500 + Panel Presentation Opportunities + Publication

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BMe Notice2POTUS Essay Contest 2016

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