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Each fall, the University of Delaware invites its students to join the campus-wide conversation with its annual audio essay contest. For the third annual "Speak Up!" contest, the Center for Political Communication asked students to submit 2- to 4-minute recorded essays that address these questions: What does democracy mean to you? Where do you think democracy is headed? How do you fit in? How do you see your role as a citizen in our democracy? Have you ever wanted or needed to defend your own rights or ideas?
Over the past few years, contest participants have experienced how powerful their voices can be, and the UD community has benefited from listening to their personal and vulnerable stories. In a news story about the 2018 contest, first place winner Mia Carbone said, "I think most of all this whole thing has just been surprising and taught me to put myself out there a little more." See what past contest participants have to say.
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First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $250, Third Prize is $100, and three Honorable Mention Prizes of $50 each. WDDE and WVUD will broadcast the winning essays. Winners will be announced at an event held during the spring 2020 semester.
Entries must be electronically submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019. Finalists will be announced on the CPC's website (www.cpc.udel.edu) in February 2020. The finalists will be invited to attend a public event held during the spring 2020 semester. Winners who are unable to attend will be notified by email.
Keep these instructions and resources in mind when preparing your entry.
For help with organizing, composing, or delivering your essay, you may schedule a consultation with the University Writing Center. Complete service descriptions and appointment registration information can be found at writingcenter.udel.edu. You can record your essay at the Student Multimedia Design Center. Stop by the SMDC desk in the Morris Library or call 302-831-8832 to schedule an audio recording session in studio 2, 3, 4, or 6.
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Beginning on August 27, 2019, you may submit your entry form with your uploaded audio essay (MP3 file format), a written transcript of your essay (".doc" or PDF format), and completed and signed Participant Release and License on or before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019. The entry form will only receive submissions from UD email accounts. Late submissions will not be eligible for the contest.
University of Delaware faculty and administrators will judge your essay based on objective and subjective criteria. Essays will be ranked in accordance with the cumulative total scores of points awarded by the contest judges. Judges will score each entry first before discussing and comparing them. Essays with the highest scores will be judged by an additional panel to determine award winners.
The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Contest organizers who are made aware that a student may have been the victim of discrimination or sexual misconduct are obligated by federal law to inform the University's Title IX office. The Title IX office will decide if the incident should be examined further. If you disclose such a situation in your submitted contest entry, the contest organizers cannot promise confidentiality.
If you have experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct and would like to discuss it with a trained individual in a confidential setting, please visit the website of the University's Office of Equity and Inclusion at http://sites.udel.edu/oei/. You will find information about the University's non-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies, helpful resources, and instructions on how to report incidents.
To speak confidentially with a licensed counselor or a member of the clergy, please visit the Center for Counseling & Student Development at http://sites.udel.edu/counseling/. You can also find licensed counselors at Student Wellness & Health Promotion (http://sites.udel.edu/studentwellness/) and within pastoral care. For more information on reporting sexual misconduct, including confidential disclosure, please visit https://sites.udel.edu/sexualmisconduct/how-to-report/. For 24-hour crisis assistance and victim advocacy and counseling, please visit http://sites.udel.edu/sos/24-hour-help/.
The Speak Up! Audio Essay Contest ran in tandem with the Center for Political Communication's fall 2019 National Agenda speaker series, Direction Democracy, which explored where we have been, where we are going, and the current state of democracy in the United States. The Speak Up! program is presented in collaboration with the University Writing Center, the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, Delaware Public Media (WDDE 91.1, WMPH 91.7 and WMHS 88.1), the College of Arts & Sciences Journalism Program, the University of Delaware Department of Communication, WVUD Radio (91.3), and the University of Delaware Provost.