Author/activist Sofia Quintero shared this notice with me (she’s one of the judges). Please share with the young women in your lives.
The Women’s Media Center invites girls from all over the United States, ages 14-22, to create a 1- 5 minute Girls’ State of the Union video. Five finalists will be highlighted on the Women’s Media Center’s YouTube channel and a group of diverse and talented celebrity and new media influencer judges will choose the winner.
Like the President’s report, the Girls’ State of the Union will sum up the condition of the country—with special emphasis on the welfare of girls—and an outline of what the President’s legislative agenda and priorities for congress should be.
The winner, along with her parents or guardians, will be flown to Washington, DC to present her State of the Union report at the National Press Club in January.
We will launch the video contest on November 16, 2011 and end it on December 12, 2011.
The winner will be added to our She Source database, an online braintrust of female experts on diverse topics designed to serve journalists, producers, and bookers who need female guests and sources. This is an opportunity to show the country that girls are an important part of our union and play a vital role as problem solvers and media thought leaders!