Submit a video to the Civil Rights Spoken Word Contest sponsored by Casa Grande Alliance. Contest submissions are due by Sunday, February 11.
What is This Year's Theme?
This contest is created as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Winning entries will involve Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s concepts of the Beloved Community and the Triple Evils.
THE BELOVED COMMUNITY...
The new film focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King’s articulation of the Beloved Community in that it is possible to create civil, equitable, and harmonious communities through non-violent social change. BCP - through film, storytelling, history, current events, and movement, addresses global issues with local relevance and asks what each of us can do for a change.
Spoken Word is broad designation for poetry intended for performance. Though some spoken word poetry may also be published on the page, the genre has its roots in oral traditions and performance. Spoken word can encompass or contain elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling, theater, and jazz, rock, blues, and folk music. Characterized by rhyme, repetition, improvisation, and wordplay, spoken word poems frequently refer to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community. Related to slam poetry, spoken word may draw on music, sound, dance, or other kinds of performance to connect with audiences.
This contest is for students in grades 6-12. Submissions can be created by a group or an individual.
Your videos must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long. Video submissions should be sent to Sofia at firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting for the contest, the student and parent give their consent to posting and sharing of the video by Casa Grande Alliance. With your contest submissions, please include your name, email, school, and grade.
The public will be able to view the video submissions on the website, casagrandealliance.com and cast their ballots for their favorite video.
The Grand prize is $500. Five additional $100 prizes will be awarded to the top five runners up.
The purpose of the Casa Grande Youth Alliance is to mobilize youth to be informed on the greatest challenges and needs of their community and to implement service projects that impact their communities in a positive way. To learn more, please visit the Casa Grande Youth Alliance webpage.