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“Democracy Challenge” Student Video Contest Winners Announced

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of its “Democracy Challenge” Student Video Contest!

The winners are:

First Place: “Democracy Will Persist” by Caitlin Duffy, The Academy at Penguin Hall

Second Place: “United is Power” by Maya Baudrand, Stoneleigh Burnham School

Third Place: “Stand Up” by Julia Valanzola, The Academy at Penguin Hall

Additionally, LWVMA wishes to recognize Wellesley High School with our Catalyst Award for their extraordinary participation in the “Democracy Challenge” contest.

LWVMA invited Massachusetts high school students to create 30-second videos demonstrating what they learned about our democracy in 2020. The winning videos were selected from a group of 125 entries from across the Commonwealth. A panel of judges scored each video on criteria including clarity of message, memorability, presentation, and creativity.  The winners will receive awards of $500 (first place); $250 (second place); and $100 (third place).

The contest was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund, which supports programs designed to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in democracy and increase understanding of public policy issues. Additional support for this program was provided by the Salem Five Charitable Foundation.