YouTube Celebrates The First Amendment With ‘1 For All’ Contest

YouTube is promoting the first amendment with a new contest called ‘1 for All’. They are asking YouTubers to submit 30-second videos showing their freedom to speak, rock or assemble. Winners will have their videos featured on YouTube, on television as well as in an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

1 for All is a joint collaboration between news organizations, Google, YouTube and others. According to the campaign’s website, “1 for All is a national nonpartisan program designed to build understanding and support for First Amendment freedoms.” The purpose of the YouTube contest is to spread awareness about the First Amendment and help to bring a greater understanding of the First Amendment to the general public.
YouTube users are welcome to submit their 30-second videos on the 1 for All YouTube channel. According to the official contest rules, entries can be submitted for the entire month of July. Submissions end at 11:50 p.m. on July 31. Winners will be determined by an initial judging phase, in which a panel of qualified judges will choose the top ten entrants. Then, public voting will be open on YouTube. Three finalists will be selected and the Grand Prize will be awarded to the entrant with the highest combined score of the voters and the judges.
If you are interested in making a video about your freedom to speak, freedom to rock, or freedom to assemble and having your work showcased on YouTube, television and in the Newseum, check out the video below for more information. What do you think about the 1 for All contest? Do you think it will be an effective way to spread the word about the First Amendment?