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 middle school 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 help to select winning submissions to receive scholarship awards. Winning projects will also be featured in a Project POTUS compilation video, “Project POTUS: 46 in 45,” which will be posted in May 2024. Those curious about the Citizen Juror volunteer role, which will require a few hours of time in Spring 2023, should reach out to email@example.com expressing interest.
The third annual contest opens for submissions on
Election Day, November 7 2023, and closes at 11:59pm on Presidents Day, February 19 2024. Awards information and winning videos will be posted at this page on May 1, 2024.
Roll the tape on the introduction video to start your mission, and read the Project POTUS mission briefs for further project instructions. Teachers who pre-register HERE before January 1, 2024 are eligible for a special classroom gift from Project POTUS HQ.
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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