Students ages 10 and 18 are eligible to submit an up-to-one minute video for a “Promote the Vote” video project sponsored this fall by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons.
Students, individually or in a group, can use a smartphone, iPad or video camera to present a persuasive, non-partisan video on why voting is important. Students may use their own slogan or some suggested by the League, such as “Have a voice, make a choice!” or “Drop the remote. Get out and vote.”
Entries, with proper contact information, are due to the League at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 15.
Flyers with all the details are available from media studies teachers at local high schools and in the teen departments of local participating libraries, including Amagansett Free Library, East Hampton Library, Hampton Bays Public Library, Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library, Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library, Montauk Library, Quogue Library, Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library, and Westhampton Free Library.
Prizes, which consist of gift cards totaling $100, will be awarded in each of three categories — ages 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18.
Judging the competition are Seth Redlus, executive director of East Hampton Town’s LTV; Jacqui Lofaro, executive director of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival; Joe Shaw, editor of the Southampton/East Hampton Press; and LWVH education committee chair Judi Roth and member Ursula Lynch.
Further information is available from Roth at education@lwvhamptonsorg.