5 students win $5,000 scholarships in Free to Tweet contest

1 for All competition prompted thousands to express support for First Amendment freedoms.

Thousands celebrate First Amendment through freedom to tweet

Winners to be announced in January in contest marking Bill of Rights Day Dec. 15 by encouraging students to tweet about their favorite First Amendment freedom.

2nd ‘Free to Tweet’ campaign celebrates First Amendment, offers scholarships

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.

Celebrating the First Amendment: why ‘land of the free’ is more than a lyric

‘Free to Tweet’ scholarship contest is part of the 1 for All campaign to raise awareness and understanding of our core freedoms.

Tweet your way to a $5K scholarship

‘Free to Tweet,’ the popular scholarship competition that celebrates the First Amendment, is returning this December.

  • See contest rules.
  • Free to Tweet winners show range of creativity

    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.

    Students honored with $5,000 scholarships

    Of the thousands who tweeted their support of First Amendment rights during Free to Tweet, 22 high school and college students receive scholarships.

    ‘Free to Tweet’ winners to be announced March 16

    The 22 winning tweets and e-mails in national competition will be announced on James Madison’s birthday.

    ‘Free to Tweet’ contest judging begins

    Semi-finalists will be selected in December, with a separate panel of judges determining the finalists in January.

    Thanks, all of you Free to Tweeters!

    ‘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.

    Bill of Rights Day gets its overdue due

    More than 17,000 Americans help put Bill of Rights Day back on the calendar on the 220th anniversary of our core freedoms. Judging begins Thanks!

    How to teach about the First Amendment

    ‘Social Media, the Classroom and the First Amendment’ classroom guide released; panelists discuss opportunities, difficulties with using online resources in teaching.

    Thousands tweet for freedom

    Free to Tweet contest draws celebrities, students, people of all ages on Bill of Rights Day.

    White House proclamation urges support for Bill of Rights Day — today!

    Spokesman also says White House will tweet in honor of the day. See Free to Tweet responses on Twitter.

    The holiday that got away: Why we need to honor the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15

    Document guaranteeing our core personal liberties actually has a holiday; we should celebrate one of the most important days in U.S. history.

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