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Visualize Democracy

Visualize Democracy

Give every student a way to express their own voice in the U.S. democratic process. Invite your students to participate in:

Visualize Democracy: Expressions of Democratic Ideas in Visual Art, Poetry, and Film

Submission Deadline October 15, 2016


Visualize Democracy is a community expression of life in a democracy and civic engagement around the 2016 Election co-sponsored by ThinkTV and Wright State University’s College of Education and Human Services.

Teacher submissions of students’ original visual artwork, poetry, and video/film will be exhibited in an online gallery hosted on the WSU-ThinkTV Election Hub http://www.thinktv.org/election/  beginning in late October 2016.

All Ohio students are eligible to submit original expressions in one of the three categories: Visual Art, Poetry, or Video/Film. Submissions must be made by a teacher or school principal. 

Submission Guidelines
Visualize Democracy submissions may be in one of three categories: Visual Art, Poetry, or Video/Film. Submissions should identify the student’s grade level.

Visual Art/Poster
Visual art submissions or posters should be on an 11x14 size paper with the title and artist’s name in the lower right hand corner, and saved/scanned electronically as a pdf or jpg. Art submissions should be sent as an email attachment from the teacher. The email content should include the students’ full name and grade level, the teacher’s full name, building and district, and a contact phone number. Email your visual art/poster submission to visualizedemocracy@thinktv.org.

Poetry
Poetry submissions should be on an 8.5-x11 size paper with the title of the poem and the author’s name at the top of the page, and saved/scanned electronically as a pdf or jpg.  Poetry submissions should be sent as an email attachment. The email content should include the students’ full name and grade level, the teacher’s full name, building and district, and a contact phone number. Email your poetry submission to visualizedemocracy@thinktv.org.

Video/Film
Video/film submissions should be no more than 90 seconds with the title and artist’s name included in the video. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube (For instructions, see this page - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en . Please make sure it is not listed as ‘private’). Once your video is available on YouTube, send the link as your submission. Video link submissions should be sent by the teacher via email and include the student’s or students’ full name(s) and grade level(s), the teacher’s full name, building and district, and a phone number. Email your YouTube link to visualizedemocracy@thinktv.org.