League seeks student videos promoting youth voting

ALBANY COUNTY — The League of Women Voters is holding a video competition for Albany County high school juniors and seniors.
Students are asked to submit a 2- to 6-minute video that highlights student voter eligibility, the voting process, or the importance of voting by young people, using the application form at at LWVAlbany.org.

The videos are due by Sunday, May 15.

The winning student will be awarded a scholarship prize of $500, and the video will be distributed to Albany County high schools and beyond for use in youth voter education.

Students from public, private, and home schools in Albany County are eligible to submit a video that is live action, or animated, or a combination of live action and animation, and is no longer than six minutes.

Submissions will be judged by the ability to convey information to a youth audience as well as visual and artistic appeal. The content should include at least one of the following:

— Explanation of the voting process and student voter eligibility;

— How to register to vote;

— How to vote and the options for voting; or

— The importance of voting in a democracy.

Students are advised to refer to the local or state League of Women Voters for pertinent information on voting: Albany County at lwvalbany.org/voter-information, New York State at https://lwvny.org/voting/.

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