Youth Against Gun Violence Scholarship Film Contest

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Help Change the Conversation on Gun Violence in America

Young people are among those most impacted by gun violence in the United States. In 2016, 3,078 children and teens died from gunfire in suicides, homicides, and unintentional deaths. That same year, 17,223 Americans under the age of 20 were injured by guns.

The goal of the Violence Policy Center’s (VPC) Youth Against Gun Violence Scholarship Film Contest is to not only create a platform for youth voices to be heard on gun violence and ways to help prevent it, but also support participants’ continuing education.

Possible topics for submissions can include, but are not limited to: personal experiences with gun violence; gun violence in the individual’s community; the ways in which gun violence affects our nation; or ways that we can work to prevent gun violence on the local, state, or national levels.

All Entries must be received by April, 15, 2019 and the winner will be announced on May 15, 2019.

Three scholarship prizes will be awarded:

1st Place: $1,000 scholarship
2nd Place: $500 scholarship
3rd Place: $300 scholarship

To enter your film/video, visit the contest’s submissions page at, which also contains the contest’s rules and required release form for your entry.

If you’d like to spread the word about the VPC’s Youth Against Gun Violence Scholarship Film Contest, click here for a flyer in PDF format, or click here for social media graphics that you can share.