Person in the Arena Competition, Philadelphia Edition

Since the 2016 election, have you declared a run for office? Built a new civic organization? Volunteered on a campaign? Send us a video of your story, and you could win $5,000.

We're hosting a second Person in the Arena competition to showcase the effort many of you have made to enter the arena and push our democracy forward.

FAQ

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT IN MY VIDEO?

Tell us who you are, what you’ve done to enter the arena, and how you envision building on that work in 2018. Be specific, and be inspirational. You don’t have to run for office. We’re interested in all kinds of civic involvement. Your video must highlight the work of one person.

HOW LONG SHOULD MY VIDEO BE?

3 minutes or less.

WHEN IS MY VIDEO DUE?

Thursday August 23 at 11:59pm ET. Note we have extended the deadline by one week from our first announcement about this competition.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Complete this form. Note you’ll need to upload your video to Dropbox.

HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?

The winner will be selected by you -- our community -- at the Philadelphia Summit.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

1st place gets $5,000. 2nd gets $2,000. 3rd gets $500.

I ENTERED THE LAST COMPETITION. AM I ELIGIBLE?

Yes. Just submit a new video.

DO YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE VIDEOS?

Yes. Check out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place videos from the last competition.

DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT?

If you’re selected as a finalist, yes. You must attend because we’ll show your video, and our community will vote on the winners. We’ll cover the cost of a flight for each finalist.

Whether or not you share your story, we'd love to see you in Philadelphia.

Lee Pedinoff