Thomson Reuters, in partnership with NAMLE, is excited to announce our second Media Literacy contest for students and classrooms!
We live in an increasingly digital world – media is no longer just information we see or hear from journalists. Anyone has the ability to create and disseminate content, but it is not always done in a responsible or professional manner. Critical thinking and media literacy are key skills that are needed in today’s world.
At a time when society is increasingly polarized, we are asking students in the U.S. and Canada:
“How can media literacy education help build a more unified society?”
Students are invited to share with us their thoughts via video submission and we encourage teachers to leverage the resources we’ve created to present this as a learning opportunity in their classrooms.
Contest Dates: September 1, 2021 – October 8, 2021
Submission Deadline: October 8, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT
Eligible Participants: Middle and High School students from anywhere in the United States and Canada
Judges: Staff from the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Reuters
Individual Submission Guidelines
We invite students to submit a video entry for consideration that answers the question “How can media literacy education help build a more unified society?” Use an example in your submission and show us how you uncover fact vs. fiction!
Video must consist of one of two formats;
We encourage you to leverage our misinformation resources here to help educate and guide you. Show us your personality and don’t be afraid to get creative.
Up to 5 students will be selected from this contest to receive a virtual mentorship opportunity with one of our esteemed Reuters journalists.
Classroom Opportunity Guidelines
Teachers, we encourage you to use this as an opportunity for a lesson plan within your classroom. If we have 5 or more students from your classroom that create submissions, your school will be entered into a drawing for one of five grants of $500 to help fund your program.
Up to 5 students will be selected from this contest to receive a virtual mentorship opportunity with a Reuters journalist!
If 5 or more students from one classroom submit entries, your school will be entered into a drawing for one of five grants of $500 to help support your classroom or a program at your school!
Questions about this contest? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.