WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) are accepting entries from college communications students for a public service announcement (PSA) competition that highlights the importance of free speech.
The spots should address, "What freedom of speech means to me." Winning entries will receive scholarship prizes in the following amounts:
|Radio 1st place: $3,000||Television 1st place: $3,000|
|Radio 2nd place: $2,000||Television 2nd place: $2,000|
|Radio 3rd place: $1,000||Television 3rd place: $1,000/td>|
In addition to the scholarships, winning PSA entries will be made available to radio and television stations nationwide for airing at their discretion in conjunction with National Freedom of Speech Week. Each year, the third week of October is designated as National Freedom of Speech Week.
Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2010. Click here for details and entry form. Major support for this program is provided by the McCormick Foundation.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.
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