The contest is open to college students enrolled during the 2017-2018 school year. To enter, students must submit a 30-second television or radio public service announcement (PSA) that highlights the importance of free speech and creatively addresses the question "What does freedom of speech mean to me?"
A winner in each category will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The closing line of your PSA must include these exact words: "This message is brought to you by the NAB Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association."
Submissions will be evaluated based on originality of messaging, technical sophistication, pacing and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and most importantly have fun!
Entries will be accepted April 1-30, 2017.
Be sure to read the rules and regulations carefully before applying.
Winners will be notified in July and announced publicly via press release on Constitution Day, September 18, 2017. The winning PSAs will also be made available to broadcast stations across the country to air during Free Speech Week, October 16-22, 2017.