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LWV of Broward County

Student Video Contest

“Why Your Vote Counts”


Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Broward County Florida and Kids Voting Broward, an affiliate of Kids Voting USA, a nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout.

Why Your Vote Counts Student Video Contest Description and Rules

Required Video Release Forms*:

*Please note that the Release forms must be printed and completed. The completed forms may be scanned and emailed to OR you may mail the forms to 

LWV of Broward Video Contest

P. O. Box 15952

Plantation, FL 33318

All necessary Release Forms must be received no later than April 1, 2022.

Contestants must complete and submit this online Google Doc entry form that will include the YouTube link to your video by April 1, 2022; 11:59 pm:

Making Democracy Work requires that citizens vote, not only in national elections, but also in local elections. Too many eligible voters, however, choose not to vote. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the largest group of non-voters consists of 18-24-year-olds.


Contest Description: Broward County high school students are invited to create a 30-60 second non-partisan PSA (Public Service Announcement) to persuade these young voters that their vote counts. The Why Your Vote Counts Video should promote how civic engagement and active voter participation can advance the issues important to young voters. 

Important Dates

January 12, 2022: Contest Opens

March 4, 2022: Video Submission Opens

April 1, 2022: Video Submission Ends

April 6, 2022: Judging Occurs

April 13, 2022: Winners Announced

April 23, 2022 : Award Presentations at LWVBCFL Annual Meeting

Questions about the Contest?


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Interested in Public Education? Join the Education Committee! Here are some ways you can be involved in supporting our local and state league positions and action issues:

  • Attend BCPS School Board meetings as an observer
  • Research and study the needs of Broward County Public Schools students
  • Develop ways to support civics education that reinforce and enhance what is provided in textbooks
  • Educate the public about education issues
  • Coordinate guest speakers on education topics

For more information, contact the team's chair, Margie Rohrbach.

To join the team forum click here Forum

What this team is working on

Current Projects:

  • Create Civics Education resources for teachers, students, and parents.
  • Develop a Video Contest for high school students to promote civic engagement and active voter participation.
  • Advocate for legislation beneficial to Florida students

Proposed LWV of Broward EDUCATION 2021-2022 Action Issues

  • Support accountability for capital expenditures.
  • Review changing educational needs of Broward County students.
  • Investigate how homeless students are supported by BCPS.
  • Investigate loss of BCPS enrollment because of the pandemic and the impact on school funding.
  • Support an adequately funded Library Media Program including a certified Library Media Specialist in every school.
  • Support and monitor Mental Health services in BCPS.
  • Action in support of Accountability for Charter Schools. (Per LWVFL position)
  • Support for traditional public schools and oppose any public funds for private schools (Per LWVFL position).

League of Women Voters of Florida: Spotlight on Education in Florida

  • Issues for Action
  • Latest on Education from the LWVFL
  • Additional Resources on Education - LWV Education Blog
  • Issue History and Study in Action
  • How You Can Get Involved

LWV of Florida Priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session

  • Promote adequate and equitable funding of public education and oppose use of public funding for the expansion of funding of private education, including through voucher program
  • Support a curricular framework that has broad common standards developed by educational experts that serves as a guide to local districts, including the historic mandates to teach Holocaust, antisemitism and African American History, and associated messages of tolerance and understanding, and the new standard to teach civics.
  • Support legislation that would require charter school contracts to stipulate how state and local capital outlay funding and the assets they purchase will (and must) be recouped by the school district if the charter school should close or the building is sold.
  • Support any legislation that promotes diversity and nondiscrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, nationality, and ability status in all publicly funded schools.
  • Oppose any legislation that aims to give tax dollars to private schools that discriminate (in policy or in practice) based on those criteria.

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