High school students, submit audio, visual or written entries in response to a discussion topic inspired by youth!
Topic: As we return to school and the pandemic continues, more people are practicing activism and asking tough questions. We’re asking high-schoolers to reflect on what’s next and weigh in on issues important to them.
By the Oct. 16, 2021, deadline, submit a self-created (two minutes or less) audio or video file, a visual piece (photo essay, illustration, painting, etc.) or a 500-word-or-less written piece on one of the following #360YouthVoiceChallenge topic prompts, or regarding an issues that you’ve been thinking about:
- Self-care: How has this last year changed how you engage with people?
- Community-building: What does effective activism mean to you?
- Reflection: Describe a meaningful moment you had in the last year. What did you learn?
- Identity: What is your favorite way to express your authentic self?
Audio and video can be anything (two minutes or less) that tells a story — a news story with interviews, spoken word, an essay reading, stop-motion video, short film, audio/video letter to someone or your future self. Visual pieces share your response to a prompt through photo essays, illustrations, paintings, etc. Examples of written pieces include an essay, poem, letter to someone or your future self. Be creative!
Please Read These Details: Audio and visual pieces must be two minutes or less, and include a 100-word-or-less description of your project. Written submissions should be 500 words or less. Entries must be uploaded through the form below.
How to Submit Your Entry:
- Name the file you’re going to submit to your first name.last name, so we know it’s your file.
- Click “Upload” below and follow the steps.
- Complete and submit the form below.
Questions? Email ThreeSixty! Pro Tip: Scroll to the bottom of this page to follow ThreeSixty Journalism on social for #360YouthVoiceChallenge updates.
Need some inspiration? Check out some good examples of personal writing from past #360YouthVoiceChallenge writers and other professional publications:
- Photo Essay: Making Noise
- Journal of Being Black in America
- A Letter to My Past Self
- Reflecting on the Latino Perspective
- New York Times opinion video: Why You Should Care About TikTok
- Radio Story by alumna Erianna Jiles: A Minnesotan Weighs In