College students nationwide can win $5,000 scholarships for tweeting about First Amendment rights.
The daylong “Free to Tweet” event celebrates the 220th anniversary of free expression. The scholarship competition, which begins at midnight EST Dec.15, is for students who tweet their support for the First Amendment, using the #freetotweet hashtag.
The competition, funded through the Knight Foundation, is open to students 14-22. It is meant to build understanding of the First Amendment and the freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition encompassed therein.
The tweet can be self-contained or link to original content on a website or other social media platform.
A panel of First Amendment experts and educators will review the entries and award 22 $5,000 scholarships, one for every decade since the ratification of the Bill of Rights.