What's Your Idea to Improve Our Democracy?
Posted: Friday Feb 22, 2013

Our country needs new ideas on how we can work together.

Such is the idea behind Looking@Democracy’s national contest that is seeking to create positive change in the way we think, speak, and act on challenges facing our country. Partisan bickering and citizen’s voices left out of the national conversation are not conducive to solving our nation’s pressing challenges, and so Looking@Democracy is turning to Americans to find out the best way we can work together to strengthen our democracy.

The competition is seeking provocative media submissions with either ideas about how to improve our democracy or with a story that tells why government is important to our lives. Creative persons are welcome to submit compelling, satirical, funny, serious, or even whimsical digital media pieces anywhere in the range of audio clips, podcasts, music videos, animations, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, apps, blogs, websites, etc. $100,000 will be awarded in prize money and winners will be given a national platform to showcase their work and make their voices heard.

The deadline for submissions is April 30th. For more information about the competition, including rules and submission guidelines, visit Looking@Democracy.

Looking@Democracy is a project of the Illinois Humanities Council, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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