Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy Commences Video Challenge

The 2nd annual O’Connor Civics Challenge, an online civics video competition with a chance to earn Apple products, is now open to all students entering 6th through 9th grade in fall 2021. Participants are challenged to choose one civics topic from a list of options. A brief tutorial video provides instruction to create a video up to three minutes in length. Finalists in each grade will be awarded Apple products, including a Macbook Pro for First Place winners in each grade. Video entries may be submitted from May 15 through July 15, 2021.
The #OConnorCivicsChallenge encourages students to learn about civics topics that cover all branches of the government as well as their rights and responsibilities as citizens, then produce a short video on their chosen topic. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Justice O’Connor’s historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, a new category has been added this year. The six video categories include: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Checks & Balances, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, and Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities. The O’Connor Civics Challenge is part of the multigenerational educational programs of the Institute and its “Civics for Life” focus of lifelong learning for all ages.
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Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the O’Connor Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3), continues her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance American democracy through multigenerational civil discourse, civic engagement and civics education.
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