To help spread the word about the importance for all to register and go to the polls, the bipartisan organization is seeking the help of high school students.
LWV is inviting all high school students in Smith County to enter a video contest called “Your Vote Counts.”
Students are challenged to produce a 30-second public service video emphasizing the importance of voting – the process by which people select their leaders on every level of government.
Texas needs all the help it can get in encouraging residents to let their choices be known, notes the LWV announcement.
Sadly, Texas ranks last in terms of the percentage of people who are eligible to vote compared to those who actually go to the polls.
Each entry must include a entry form and adhere to the LWV principles of nonpartisanship and fairness. The videos cannot show products with brand names or trademarked material and they must not include indecent language or behavior or any form of bigotry or racism.
The entries will be judged by a panel of university faculty and media professionals.
The local contest will name three winners. The top two videos will then be entered in an LWV-Texas statewide contest and become eligible for more prizes.
For more information about the contest and to download the entry form, log on to the LWV-Tyler/Smith County website at lwvtyler.org. The deadline to enter is June 1.
Contact Danny Mogle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-506-6256.