Scholarship Contest Celebrates the First Amendment

Turning on the news can be a scary thing, so we love it when we hear some good news for once, especially on the freedom front. We’ll be sharing a bit of positive freedom-themed news each week for Freedom Friday. Catch something in the news you want to share? Send it our way. In the meantime, let freedom ring!

We were thrilled to see that JEA, the Journalism Education Association, has planned a freedom scholarship opportunity encouraging students to celebrate the five freedoms of the first amendment– speech, press, religion, assembly and petition.

From the site:

“From Feb. 22 to 28, students 13 and older are encouraged to share original photos and artwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #PictureFreedom. Make sure that posts are public, and if posts are being shared on Facebook, the account should allow people to follow it. A panel of educators and First Amendment experts will pick the top 25 posts based on originality, creativity and clarity in conveying the theme of freedom. Winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.”

We applaud any opportunity to remind students of the freedoms they enjoy in this country.

You can read more here: http://jea.org/blog/2015/02/03/picture-freedom-scholarship-contest-planned-feb-22-28/

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