December 9, 2011 / News & Notes

First Amendment social media program offering a chance at 22 $5,000 scholarships

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Dec. 9, 2011) – 1 for All, a non-partisan educational campaign sponsored by more than 1,000 news organizations and educational institutions to promote awareness of the First Amendment, will be holding the “Free to Tweet” scholarship contest on Dec. 15 via various forms of social media.

Dec. 15 will be the 220th anniversary of the First Amendment taking effect, guaranteeing freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

On Dec. 15, students between the age of 14 and 22 residing in the U.S. have a chance to win 22 $5,000 scholarships by crafting a message that recognizes the importance of the First Amendment and the importance of freedom of expression.

Entries to the contest can be submitted via Twitter (including the hashtag #FreeToTweet in the message), or by sending an email to freetotweet@1forAll.us with “Free to Tweet Contest Entry” in the subject line.

Messages are encouraged to be creative, must be your own original work, and include links to publicly viewable social media such as YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, blogs and websites.

Visit http://1forall.us/ to learn more about 1 for All and the “Free to Tweet” scholarship contest.

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