Young people ages 18–29 years old vote at a much lower rate than all other age groups. Youth voters turnout at almost half the proportion than older individuals. It’s time to change that and make your voice heard at the ballot box!
To have a strong democracy, we need everyone to be active in our community and engaged in the voting process. Studies show that the main reasons why people do not vote are lack of information, misunderstandings about voting, limited time, and believing that their vote doesn’t matter.
This is where you come in. We are calling all student media artists to create content to motivate and educate young voters to register to vote and cast a ballot in the upcoming election.
Want to encourage more students to vote AND inform eligible voters on what to expect when you get to the polls?
What are the requirements for the contest?
Nope! There are several upcoming election dates to cast your ballot as a voter this year. In 2022 you could have a chance to elect new Local and County officials on May 7th in Dallas and a new Texas Governor on November 8th during the Midterm Election. And don’t forget runoff and primary elections!
What do you care about? Voting in every election is a great way to impact local, county, and state issues. Elected officials make decisions that affect all of us everyday. Let's make our voice heard in the May 2022 election and beyond!
That is only possible when we all get involved in the voting process together. You have more power than you know to make the impact.
Learn more and educate your friends, classmates, family, and community!
Find important election dates and voting resources at http://votetexas.gov/
Student Media Contest!
Contest is open to all high school students in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Information shared in your media submission must be relevant to voters that will be voting in the upcoming Uniform Election. Early voting begins April 25th and ends May 3rd. Election Day is May 7th! Your media will help motivate, inspire, and inform voters on important topics that can help first-time and infrequent voters get to the polls.
Submissions must be a video (60 to 90 seconds) OR meme/infographic that touches on one (or more) of the following topics:
What You Need to Know Before You Vote
How Does Voting Help Your Community?
Why Do You Vote?
Ways to cast a ballot
What to expect when you arrive at a polling place
Submissions must be created by student or student teams in grade levels 9-12 to be eligible for the High School contest. Designate current college or institution for consideration in College and University category. .