Since the founding of our nation, there have been nearly half a billion American citizens. Of those, over 12,000 of us have served in Congress. Just 115 have become Supreme Court Justices. Only 45 citizens have become President of the United States. There’s something exceptional about each POTUS — good, bad, or otherwise. Project POTUS™ challenges students in grades 6-8 to research an American president and create a video, 60 seconds or less, representing the POTUS chosen in a way that is creative, supported by good history research, and fun.
Videos submitted to our national contest via the Project POTUS Judgify page will be reviewed by a qualified panel of Citizen Jurors, who will select winning submissions to receive scholarship awards. Winning projects will also be featured in a Project POTUS compilation video, 46 in 45, which will be posted in May 2022.
The inaugural contest opens for submissions on Presidents’ Day, February 21, 2022, and will close at 5pm on Tax Day, April 15, 2022. Winners and the 46 in 45 video will be posted in May 2022.
Roll the tape to start your mission, and read the Project POTUS mission briefs for further instructions.
Project POTUS is made possible by generous support from Russell and Penny Fortune. Interested in helping support the mission? Email Molly Beausir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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