SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 #IVoted Video Competition. The youth film competition supports efforts by the SCCOE to encourage civic engagement amongst students.
In light of the approaching 2020 presidential election, the #IVoted Video Competition calls on junior and high school aged creatives within Region 5 (Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties) to motivate their peers to vote. The winning videos will become part of the SCCOE's educator toolkit for High School Voter Education Weeks and shared online to help inspire future voters and motivate eligible voters.
The competition was born from the need to address voter apathy, particularly amongst youth. On average, only 60-percent of eligible Americans vote during a presidential election and 40-percent vote during a mid-term election. Research also suggests that young people are generally less likely to vote and believe their vote doesn't matter.
First-place winning individuals or teams will win either studio time in the SCCOE TV studio or a visit from the SCCOE mobile media van to the winners' school site. The deadline to submit video content is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019.
For more information on this and other SCCOE civic initiatives, visit https://bit.ly/2WsBcXG.
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 21 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.