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A Celebration of the First Amendment

February 18, 2017 : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Submit your expressions–essays, poems, songs–
*BY FEBRUARY 7th, 2017*
and win a prize!
the opportunity to participate in a public celebration of democracy and freedom.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Can you answer the question:
What does the First Amendment mean to me?

Contest Entry Categories
• Essay (500-1000 words)
• Poem (50-250 words)
• Song (2-5 minutes)

WHO? Open to all residents of Floyd, Patrick and Carroll Counties. Two age groups: under age 18, 18 years of age and older.

WHAT? A contest followed by a public celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 18

WHEN? All contest entries must be received by midnight, February 7, 2017. Where? Floyd Ecovillage, 188 Ecovillage Trail, Floyd, VA.

$100 in each category in each age group. There will be special prizes of three hours of recording time at Windfall Studios in Floyd (a $90 value) for the “runner-up” songs in each age group.

The Event is co-sponsored by:
*Partnership for Floyd
*The Floyd County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
*The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department
*Floyd EcoVillage
*Windfall Studios

Submit Electronically: firstamendmentcelebration@gmail.com

Mail: First Amendment Celebration, c/o Alan Graf, 208 Pine St, Floyd, VA 24091

All entries must include full contact information and age group.
Entries in the Song category must include both .mp3 file and lyrics.

!!! Submit entries by February 7, 2017 !!!


February 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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