Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is inviting all Monmouth County high school students to enter the County Clerk’s Annual Elections and Voting Video Contest. This year’s contest asks students to reflect on what voting means to them and why it is important, while encouraging their peers to vote.
“We are very excited to announce this year’s high school student video contest, which we hope will engage young people in the voting process, and call attention to the many election-based ways New Jersey voters can have their voices heard,” said Clerk Hanlon. “As we approach Election Day, it is the perfect time to remind young people that the right to vote is a right to be cherished and exercised, and that voting is now easier than ever.”
The contest is open to high school students who reside in Monmouth County and/or attend a high school in Monmouth County. Students are allowed to work alone or to form groups of no more than three (3) members. Single or group entrants are permitted to submit one (1) original video that is one (1) to three (3) minutes long that reflects on what the right to vote means to them and why it’s important, with a focus on educating peers of the three ways to vote in New Jersey. Students are permitted to be creative in their submissions and can use digital or traditional special effects.
The top three (3) videos will be awarded gift card prizes by Clerk Hanlon and will be advertised via the County Clerk’s social media platforms and voter outreach program. Videos will remain the property of the County Clerk’s Office.
“Voting for representatives and for local policies are cornerstones of the American Republic,” said Clerk Hanlon. “Choices made in elections can shape policies from the local to the national levels. Over the past few years, options of voting have expanded in New Jersey, now growing to include traditional Election Day voting, mail-in voting, and early in-person voting.”
Entries will be accepted through Tuesday, November 1 and via email to HYPERLINK “mailto:ClerkContest@co.monmouth.nj.us” ClerkContest@co.monmouth.nj.us with the subject “2022 High School Video Contest.” Entrants must upload their video to YouTube and then email the direct link to the video to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.
For full contest rules and eligibility, please visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office website at MonmouthCountyClerk.com.
For questions about the contest, please email HYPERLINK “mailto:ClerkContest@co.monmouth.nj.us” ClerkContest@co.monmouth.nj.us or call 732-431-7324, ext. 8735.