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Deadline to Submit: Youth Voices Contest 2021

November 15 @ 12:00 am - 9:00 pm


You(th) Matter invites you to express your views on the relationship between policing and democracy, in a national competition to win cash prizes. We want to hear from you! The Youth Voices contest will showcase youth writing, film, and artwork from communities nationwide.

This year’s YOUTH VOICES contest asks young people to reflect on the role of policing and democracy by asking: What is the role of policing in fostering democracy “by the people and for the people”?

Who can enter the contest?

  • Young people ages 14-18
  • Writers
  • Artists
  • Filmmakers

What can they win?

  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each category
  • Up to $1,000 in cash

This year, You[th] Matter is organizing the contest. You[th] matter is an initiative created n 2020 with SFY and led by young people to connect and elevate youth voices in conversations about policing and juvenile justice reform. We are thrilled to have them lead this year’s contest.

Learn more by visiting: https://strategiesforyouth.org/youth-voices/


November 15
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


You[th] Matter