The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR) is excited to host a video essay contest on Arizona’s role in the world. The contest is open to all current high school students in Arizona. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and three free tickets to attend the International State of the State featuring Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs on Friday, March 24th in Phoenix.
The world is entering an era filled with complexity and unprecedented challenges. Climate change, emerging technologies, increased military aggression, growing civil unrest, and novel pandemics all pose threats to global stability and prosperity. At the same time, this era of groundbreaking technology and global interconnectedness offer great promise for the future.
Given Arizona’s unique social, cultural, and economic characteristics, what does Arizona have to offer the world? How can you, with your unique personal experiences and identity, contribute to overcoming the global challenges of today?
The first-place winner will receive:
The second and third-place winners will receive:
Submissions must follow these criteria to be considered:
Contestants are also encouraged to wear professional dress, limit background noise, and have a clear, uncluttered background in their video. However, content will be much more important than production value.
Videos will be judged by the following:
How to Submit:
Contestants will submit their videos by attaching them to an email with the subject line: 2023 Essay Submission (Insert first and last name) sent to email@example.com.
Contestants should include the following in the body of their email:
Video submission should be attached to the email, or, if uploaded as a Vimeo or YouTube video, linked in the email.
For any questions about the contest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.