Youth Voice Challenge Fall 2020


High school students, submit audio, visual or written entries in response to a discussion topic inspired by youth!

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By the Nov. 15, 2020, 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.

Topic: We’re experiencing a charged election season in the midst of profound public health, social and racial equity crises. With that in mind, share your thoughts on one of these specific prompts:

  • Self-Care: What methods of self-care help you navigate these traumatic times?
  • Community Building: What does healing and/or rebuilding look like as a community?
  • Reflection: How has social media helped you endure and/or heal?
  • Looking Forward:  Describe two or three ways your peers can be involved to create a more just and equal future.

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:

  1. Name the file you’re going to submit to your first name.last name, so we know it’s your file.
  2. Click “Upload” below and follow the steps.
  3. Complete and submit the form below.

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Need some inspiration? Check out some good examples of personal writing from past #360YouthVoiceChallenge writers and other professional publications:


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