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Deadline: December 2016, check website for details.

Eligibility: Each year NCAC challenges young people all across the nation to think about their First Amendment rights and the issue of Free Speech. Film your response in four minutes or less. Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative or music video. Applications must be submitted (and films uploaded to YouTube).You can also submit a film about or inspired by a book censorship incident from the news that involves students or other young people. Contest is sponsored by the National Coalition Against Censorship. Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit and creativity.

Award: The top three winners receive:

  • Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.
  • A trip with a guest to New York City to attend the Youth Voices Uncensored event in the spring.
  • A one-year complimentary student membership to the Rubin Museum of Art.
  • The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Contact: Application and complete contest rules available at