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April, 2018

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Make a statement.

Win a scholarship.

Save a life.

2017/18 video and billboard contests are open for submissions. Bring it on.


Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change.

People know texting and driving is dangerous, but they do it anyway. As an applicant you have one clear mission: create a PSA to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Together, we can spread the message that texting and driving is unacceptable for all of us. No one is special enough to text and drive.

Open to 11th and 12th grade students.

Video Competition

We want to see your personal expression come though on your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon; whatever moves you. Just make sure it’s in good taste.


In addition to a scholarship, the winning video for both high school and college may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations.


High School Prizes 1ST: $5,000

2ND: $2,000

3RD: $1,000


Radio Competition

We want to see your personal expression come through in your recording. Think of ways to capture the attention of your peers and clearly express your message in a radio ad. Be sure it’s in good taste.


In addition to winning a scholarship, the winning entries may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and aired across the country courtesy of iHeartRadio.


High School Prizes 1ST: $2,000


DEADLINE: 4/1/18


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Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Fight the Power!

Fight the Power: Why (Your) Protest Matters


The right to dissent is a core First Amendment protection. America was born out of resistance and protests have driven social progress ever since. In recent years, our culture of protest has continued to grow and evolve. Political expression can take the form of simple gestures (like a raised fist, a kneel, a taped mouth) or intricate public demonstrations.


This year, in celebration of our right to political expression, NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Film Contest invites filmmakers under 19 years old to submit a four-minute film on PROTEST


Tell us why political dissent is important, why your protest (and that of those who disagree with you) matters. How does your film inspire resistance? Consider what methods of protest are most popular and most persuasive. Are they necessarily the most effective? Do certain forms of protest produce better results? Is protest ever harmful to society?  


Each film must be accompanied by an artist’s statement discussing the elements that speak to these or other reflective questions about the limits of protest. Be thoughtful, be creative and be original. 


The top three filmmakers will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. The first place winner will also receive a scholarship to the New York Film Academy


Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned figures in film, political activism and the performing arts – previous judges have included playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and film director Greg Mottola (Superbad).  


DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted online by April 15, 2018