The MacArthur Foundation and Illinois Humanities Council are sponsoring a national competition for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy with $100,000 in prize money to be awarded in May.
The institutions are looking for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.
If you are an independent media maker, investigative reporter, student, graphic designer, artist–or anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way–then use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.
Submissions are due by April 30th, 2013.
Click here for further details and to enter your submission.
The Illinois Humanities Council is an educational organization dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Through its programs and grants, the IHC promotes greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.