J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest

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Welcome to the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Religious Freedom Committee's "Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds" contest! Do you have an idea how to address religious freedom in approximately 30 seconds or less? If so, we invite you to share it. We are looking for thoughtful and clever entries which catch attention and teach important messages about religious liberty. Just to be clear, entries do not need to be limited to 30 seconds or less. But you get the idea. They should be short and succinct.

Do you have a sound bite or just a few sentences about religious liberty? If so, we want to hear it. Do you have a short video, photo, meme, design or symbol which illustrates religious freedom? If so, we want to see it. There are many ways to succinctly communicate about religious freedom, including the benefits of religious freedom, refuting incorrect ideas, etc. We want to see your creative ways to do so.

You don't have to be a scholar, lawyer, politician or judge to sustain and defend religious liberty. Rather, "great things" can come from "small and simple" ideas. Alma 37:6. Please remember Elder Dallin H. Oaks' counsel regarding civility in the public square: "Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious. We should be wise in explaining and pursuing our positions and in exercising our influence."

There are four different categories: (1) sound bites/slogans; (2) short paragraphs; (3) audio/video and (4) visual (photo/logo/drawing). Winners in each category will be awarded the following amounts: 1st place $100; 2nd place $60; and 3rd place $25. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria with equal weight being assigned to each item. (1) Creativeness, (2) Brevity/Simplicity, (3) Tangible/Easy to Grasp, (4) Credible/Believable, and (5) Emotional Power. Many selected entries will be posted on this website where others can learn from your creative idea.

The contest is open to anyone over the age of 13. Submissions can be made anytime between now and November 30, 2016. There is no limit on the number of entries you can submit. Full contest rules may be found here. See what others have submitted! Winners will be announced and recognized at the 2017 JRCLS Annual Conference.

Update: The contest submission period has ended

Contest questions should be directed to Mike Fielding (preservereligiousfreedom@gmail.com).