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1 for All competition prompted thousands to express support for First Amendment freedoms.
After receiving more than 17,000 submissions last year, including tweets from the White House and celebrities, the “Free to Tweet” campaign this year gives students more time to celebrate their First Amendment rights.
‘Free to Tweet’ scholarship contest is part of the 1 for All campaign to raise awareness and understanding of our core freedoms.
‘Free to Tweet,’ the popular scholarship competition that celebrates the First Amendment, is returning this December.
Winning entries employed many approaches to celebrating and appreciating our First Amendment freedoms in 1 for All competition on Bill of Rights Day, Dec. 15.
Of the thousands who tweeted their support of First Amendment rights during Free to Tweet, 22 high school and college students receive scholarships.
The 22 winning tweets and e-mails in national competition will be announced on James Madison’s birthday.
Semi-finalists will be selected in December, with a separate panel of judges determining the finalists in January.
‘It was inspiring to see the contributions of thousands of young Americans who spoke up for the First Amendment and our most fundamental freedoms,’ says First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson.
Free to Tweet contest draws celebrities, students, people of all ages on Bill of Rights Day.
Spokesman also says White House will tweet in honor of the day. See Free to Tweet responses on Twitter.
Document guaranteeing our core personal liberties actually has a holiday; we should celebrate one of the most important days in U.S. history.