Contest Details

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Connectivity is integral in our lives today and applications such as social media allow us to communicate and collaborate freely. But that freedom can also be divisive.

Keeping that in mind, here is your question:

Social media has become an integral part of how we connect with one another. But what if it didn’t exist? How do you think social media has transformed us as a society and what would life look like without it?

Rules:

  • All entries must answer the question: How do you think social media has transformed us as a society and what would life look like without it?

  • This contest is only open to students who are enrolled in and attend a Hartford County, Connecticut high school, or have graduated from a Hartford County, Connecticut high school in 2019

  • Submissions must be received during the entry period and uploaded to the designated portals

  • Written submissions must be 750 to 1,000 words in length

  • Video and musical submissions must be 2 to 5 minutes in length

  • Art and photography submissions must be accompanied by a 300-500 word written or 1-2 minute video explanatory accompaniment

Awards:

  • A $500 prize will be awarded to the winning submission.

Judging:

  • The winner will be selected based on originality of idea, communication of message, and overall creativity.

  • All types of submissions will be given equal consideration. No one form of expression/media is preferred or will be given preferential consideration.

How to Enter:

  • Click the button at the bottom of this page to fill out an application form and upload your submission.

  • Written and art submissions must be uploaded as a PDF file.

  • Video and musical submissions must be uploaded as an mp4 or mov file.

Timeline: 

  • Submissions will be accepted from July 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • Submissions will be reviewed from August 1st to August 16th, 2019

  • The winner will be announced on August 23rd, 2019

Marketing Disclaimer:

  • Upon entering this contest, all applicants consent to the use of their entry or any part therein for promotional opportunities including, but not limited to, marketing material, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital, and social media marketing distribution.

Please view full Terms & Conditions before applying