Election Day

IF YOU RAN THE CITY...

What would you change?

Submit a video with your take on the biggest issue you care about and win swag, cash, and more!

WHAT IS THE CONTEST?

TALK
about the top issue important to you

INFLUENCE

people to vote

WIN
up to $1,100 + an exciting opportunity to see what it's like to ACTUALLY run your city!

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Deadline extended to December 31!

Local government is one of the areas where citizens can have the most influence to affect the change they want to see, but participation in municipal elections is nearly always low. This is a hugely important part of our democracy, so we want to make Utah's young voices heard in local government. 

 

IF I RAN THE CITY is a video contest for 16-29-year-old Utah residents to share ideas about what YOU would change in your city- and to make civic participation fun!

To enter the contest, post a public video with the hashtag #IfIRanTheCity on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook with your idea to run YOUR city by 11:59pm on December 31, 2021.

Winning participants will get prizes including cash and the chance to shadow your Mayor or City Councilperson!

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

1

Create a 60-90 second video. It must include:

 

1. First line as "Hi, I'm [your name] from [your city name]."

2. Explanation/demonstration of your top issue if you ran the city.

    (Don't just name it- talk about what it's like now and what you would do.)

3. Last line as "Learn more and register to vote at voterise.org/ifiranthecity."

All videos must be relevant to what a city does (don't talk about national issues- you're going to have to find out what cities do!). Your submission may be constructive, but you must be kind. Videos with vulgar components will be automatically disqualified.

These elements must be in your video to be a successful submission.

      2

      Post your video to TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook with the hashtag #IfIRanTheCity by 11:59pm on Friday, December 31, 2021.

      Remember to make your submission PUBLIC and to use the hashtag!

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        3

        Tag us to make extra-sure your submission gets judged! 

         

        TikTok or Facebook: @voterise | Instagram or Twitter: @voterise_ 

        Remember to make your video post PUBLIC and to use the hashtag #IfIRanTheCity!

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          • VOTERISE Instagram
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          • VOTERIES Facebook

          That's it! Have fun with your videos and make them as creative as you want- break out dance moves, replace the lyrics of a favorite song, or animate your ideas. Any style of video is acceptable. As long as you meet the above criteria and you are a Utah resident 16-29 years of age, your submission is eligible.

          WHY DOES LOCAL GOV'T MATTER?

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          ENVIRONMENT

          HEALTH

          CARE

          TRANSPORT-ATION

          HOUSING

          LAW

          ENFORCEMENT

          AND MORE!

          Local solutions solve global problems.

          FAQ

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          What are the prizes?

          First Prize Winner: $1,000!
          Second Prize: $750! 
          Third Prize: $500!
          And the opportunity to shadow your mayor or city councilperson!

          Top Ten Finalists Each Win $100!

          Who is eligible to participate?

          Utah residents ages 16-29!

          Contact info?

          If you have any questions, send us a DM or email hope@voterise.org

          Thank you to Spy Hop for being a partner in this important initiative.

          Thank you to Sentry Financial and Rochelle Kaplan and Art Lipson for their support.

          Thank you to The Filmmaker Fund for sponsoring our first prize.

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