Voting Video Competition – Mar 15

Posted by PHENND on February 13, 2024

As a college student with unlimited social media access you have a unique opportunity to reach hundreds if not thousands with your voice, and PHENND is giving you a chance to win $500. How would you persuade your peers to get out and vote? Your creativity is wanted!

Goal: The goal of this video competition is to produce funny, engaging and interesting videos to help educate college students and other young people about the importance of, and mechanics, of voting.

We are asking individual students, or small teams of students, to produce short (less than 2 minutes) videos on the following topics (see below). You can also select your own topic.  We will not accept videos that have partisan or political content or have incorrect information.

Deadline: March 15, 2024, 11:59 PM Eastern

Prize: The winning video will get $500 payable to the students listed on the submission form.

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in an institution of higher education in Pennsylvania.

Submit your video here.


  • The entry must be the original work (please no copyright violations).
  • We expect entries to be free of profanity, gratuitous violence, gore and derogatory content. Keep it PG.
  • Entries must be uploaded and submitted online. After uploading to your choice of video host such as Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox or WeVideo, students must submit the link to their video via their completed online Entry Form.
  • Video entries will remain the property of the students producing the video, but permission is granted for PHENND and other sponsoring organizations to post the videos on their social media accounts.

Decisions: We hope to announce the winners by the end of March.

Suggested topics:


  • Why vote
  • Why my vote matters
  • Historical perspective on voting rights
  • How to be involved even if you can’t vote


  • Deadlines & dates
  • Registering with campus address vs home address
  • Vote by mail vs “absentee”
  • PA voting vs out of state
  • What’s on the ballot? (e.g. not just President)
  • Primary vs General
  • Online registration
  • Voting rights / Voter ID
  • “Day of” experience
  • Provisional voting/ballots
  • Registration requirements (e.g. age, citizenship, residence)
  • Voting as an independent in a closed primary state
  • Voting on ballot questions
  • Vetting info — official sources of info vs third party info

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