over 4 years ago

Looking@Democracy Winners Announcement

CHICAGO, IL- June 10, 2013 — The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, today announced the winners of a national media competition aimed at sparking ideas for strengthening American democracy: The Looking@Democracy Challenge.

Destiny Galindo, a 17 year-old recent high school graduate from Phoenix, Arizona, received First-Place for Best Entry, earning a $25,000 cash prize for her hip-hop music video, American Vision, a pithy critique of government as it is and challenge to her generation and fellow Americans to create a government as it should be. Galindo is one of 11…

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over 4 years ago

Looking@Democracy Announcement June 10th

Hi Everyone:

We'll require a little bit more time to finalize judging for the Looking@Democracy Challenge. We've moved the announcement date from Friday June 7th to Monday June 10th (3pm ET). Thanks for understanding - results coming soon!


over 4 years ago

Quick Update from Looking@Democracy

Hello Everyone:

Just a quick note to say that the judges are hard at work reviewing the terrific entries in the LookIng@Democracy Challenge. Following an initial screening of all 428 entries, the five judges flew to Chicago last week to review and discuss the strongest submissions. The judging process is continuing this week. Assuming we complete our review (there are more entries and stronger entries than we had anticipated), we will announce all results (including the People's Choice winner) on June 7. 

Stay tuned!


over 4 years ago

People's Choice Voting Ends Today

Hi Folks:

Just a reminder that People's Choice voting ends today at 3pm ET. Spread the word!

Thank you for the big response to People's Choice! After voting closes we will review all votes for qualification and then announce the winner along with the other winners' announcements on June 7th.


over 4 years ago

New People's Choice Top Ten

Hello Folks:

Attached below is our current "top ten" for People's Choice voting. You've been active!

Before we get to the list, just a reminder about the rules for public voting, which read:

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Public Voting: Public voting will determine the potential winner of the Popular Choice Award. Use of an automated process or similar device to submit an electronic vote is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to circumvent the one-vote limit per Submission, including the use of multiple email addresses or any form of automated vote processes will subject all votes from the person or entity to disqualification. The Sponsor…

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over 4 years ago

Update

Thanks everyone for your "people's choice" votes. Be sure to spread the word and tell your friends to vote for your submission! Only votes placed on the contest website will be counted (Facebook "likes" are not included). Voting is open until 3pm ET May 16.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we will not be able to provide feedback or respond to questions about specific submissions. Please note that some entries do not appear in the public gallery for reasons including:

* The entry was not on the topic of democracy and government in the United States.

* The…

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over 4 years ago

People's Choice Update / Top Ten

The People's Choice voting has been open for a bit over 24 hours. Below we post the current top ten submissions with their current vote totals. Voting will stay open until May 16, 3pm ET.

We will send vote totals every few days until then.

Current top ten:

Solutions To Strengthening America's Democracy / 158
Civic Hacking in Pursuit of Democracy / 119
Dear Democracy… / 97
Bring It to The Table / 92
Spin / 73
DIVE IN: This is What Democracy Looks Like / 64
Exciting / 61
Carrots and Sticks for Democracy / 60
Agenda Setters /…

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over 4 years ago

Corrected: Public Voting Now Open

We apologize for sending the wrong link just now! Please see the corrected link in the copy below: 

The public voting period for Looking@Democracy has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Looking@Democracy team


over 4 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Looking@Democracy has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Looking@Democracy team


over 4 years ago

Thank You For Submissions!

Wow! Thank you everyone for submitting your entries to the Looking@Democracy Challenge! We just passed the closing time for the competition.

We received 428 entries overall. We really appreciate everyone's efforts!

Here are next steps:

* We are doing an initial review of all entries. Some won't be sent on to the judges (off topic or other issues). All qualifying entries (which will be almost all of them) will be posted to the website by next week.

* "People's Choice" voting for entries begins May 6 and runs through May 16. Be sure to spread the word!

* Judging will…

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over 4 years ago

Submissions are due tomorrow!

Don't miss your chance to enter the Challenge!  Put the final edits on your digital media masterpiece today and let us know what YOU think of Democracy!

Submissions are due tomorrow (April 30) by 3pm ET!

http://lookingatdemocracy.org/

Thanks!

 

 


over 4 years ago

Don't miss the deadline to submit! Only 12 days left!

There are only 12 days left to submit your short, provocative media submissions on strengthening American democracy. 

Don't miss the chance to win up to $25,000 and have your voice heard! (A total of $100,000 in prize money will be awarded!)

Go to http://lookingatdemocracy.org/ for all the details and to submit your piece! We can't wait to see what you have to say!!

Don't forget to:

Like us on Facebook and

Follow us on Twitter (use Hashtag #lookdemocracy)


over 4 years ago

Less than one month to go!

Just 27 days left to submit your entry to the Looking@Democracy Challenge! Submit today and make sure you're included!! We can't wait to see your creative ideas about how we can strengthen American democracy!

Tell your friends!!

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter and use Hashtag #lookdemocracy

Share our video!

Send all your friends and colleagues to our website!

Thank you!

And Thank you to our MANY partners who are helping to promote the Looking@Democracy Challenge too!

 


over 4 years ago

Just a little over one month left to go!

Have questions about submitting to Looking@Democracy Challenge? Check out the FAQ section of the website.

We look forward to receiving your submission!! Thank you to those who have submitted! 35 days left before judging commences!


over 4 years ago

40 days left to submit!

Check out what Judge Maria Hinojosa has to say about our country’s democracy and the MacArthur Challenge:

http://lookingatdemocracy.org/ (Scroll down on the homepage)
Maria Hinojosa is the Managing Editor and Host for Public Radio’s Latino USA.

There’s only 40 days left to enter a submission!!  We look forward to receiving yours soon!

Thank you to those who have already submitted!


over 4 years ago

Would you like to be considered for an Emerging Artist prize?

Dear Looking@Democracy Challenge Submitters,

We have added a question to our submission form and want to give you an opportunity to answer it:

Would you like to be considered for an Emerging Artist prize? (Note: the Emerging Artist prizes were established to encourage the participation of young people, students, and/or other nonprofessionals.)

To answer this question:

Log in to ChallengePost, Click on "Submissions" in the top right of the page. On your submission page, click on the edit icon (the pencil icon on the far right). Scroll down to see and answer this question. Don't forget to click "SAVE" at the…

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almost 5 years ago

Would you like to be considered for an Emerging Artist prize?

Dear Looking@Democracy Challenge Submitters,

We have added a question to our submission form and want to give you an opportunity to answer it:

Would you like to be considered for an Emerging Artist prize? (Note: the Emerging Artist prizes were established to encourage the participation of young people, students, and/or other nonprofessionals.)

To answer this question:

Log in to ChallengePost, Click on "Submissions" in the top right of the page. On your submission page, click on the edit icon (the pencil icon on the far right). Scroll down to see and answer this question. Don't forget to click "SAVE" at the…

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almost 5 years ago

Close to 50,000 views on YouTube!

Help us get to 50,000 views on YouTube!! We're almost there!

http://youtu.be/KSXFxYclly4

And spread the word... 50 days left to submit an entry!


almost 5 years ago

To our 700 followers...

Thanks to the 700 folks "following" the Looking@Democracy Challenge on ChallengePost. Please spread the word! 

If you haven’t already submitted an entry, we’re looking forward to seeing yours! Entries are due April 30th.

Have questions about submitting an entry? Check out the FAQ’s. New questions and answers are posted regularly.


almost 5 years ago

Help us get the word out

Thank you to our MANY partners who are helping to promote the Looking@Democracy Challenge! 

Help us get the word out!

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter and use Hashtag #lookdemocracy

Share our awesome video!

Send all your friends and colleagues to our website!