First Amendment Congress, essay contest for high school students

Oklahoma high school students can win up to $300 in the

This year's theme:
Does incivility within the news media endanger our First Amendment Rights?

In writing the essay, students should consider all rights guaranteed in the First Amendment and consider all news sources – newspapers and other print publications, broadcast and cable reports, and Internet reporting sources.

Winners will be recognized and receive their prizes during the 12th Annual First Amendment Congress on Nov. 10 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

The theme for this year's First Amendment Congress is Mean Speech: Emotion + Words and the First Amendment.

The congress will explore the increasing lack of civility in our political and civil discourse and ask whether it threatens our larger values and freedoms as America.

For details about the congress and the essay contest, visit the FOI Oklahoma website.

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