Somebody at U.Va. Should Be Winning Some Money
OK, people, it’s time to step up. This is Thomas Jefferson’s University, home to Larry Sabato and the Center for Politics, and the Miller Center, not to mention thousands of brilliant students. Somebody out there in U.Va.-land ought to be getting a nice fat check very soon.
According to this article in the Journal of Philanthropy, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is promising to split 100 grand among 11 winners of a contest soliciting “short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.” These could come in the form of videos, graphics, animations, public-service announcements and other short digital submissions designed to spark a conversation on the subject. Entries should “tell a story about why government is important to our lives” or “tell how we might together strengthen American democracy,” according to the Looking@Democracy contest website.
The deadline is April 30.
C’mon, Wahoos, this should be a piece of cake for someone out there. In fact, we will be sorely disappointed if there is not at least one winner from U.Va. Let’s get to work!