Interested in Public Policy? Make a Video and Win Councilmember for a Day Contest
Students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 who are interested in politics and want to know what it is like to serve as a Montgomery County Councilmember are invited to submit entries for Councilmember Craig Rice’s “Councilmember for a Day Challenge.”
In this year’s competition, students can work individually or as part of a team. Students are being asked to use critical thinking, creativity and mobile journalism skills to produce a video describing the public policy issue you are most passionate about and what government can do to make our community a better place.
The winning students or team will spend a day as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember and receive iOgrapher equipment, including a backpack, filmmaking case, tripod, wide angle and telephoto lenses, and lavalier microphone.
Submissions are due Monday, Feb, 15. The winning student will get exclusive access to Councilmember Craig Rice, who serves as chair of the Council’s Education and Culture Committee, and will spend the day as the Council’s guest of honor.