Danielle Jacobson, Webmaster

Dec. 1 was the kickoff date for 1 For All’s, “Free to Tweet,” contest. The contest is a celebration of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Basically, it’s asking people over the age of 14 to send out tweets pertaining to the First Amendment accompanied by the hashtag, #FreeToTweet, for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.

The contest ends Dec. 15 that 11:59 p.m. At that time, judges will select 25 finalists. Later, 5 winners will be chosen, one for each freedom written about from the First Amendment. Those would be as follows; Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of petition, and freedom of assembly. To increase the chances of winning, it would make sense to tweet about the sections many other people aren’t tweeting about. Multiple entries are eligible, so that’s a plus.

Although, if you are planning on including links in your tweets, forget about it. Judges will not look past the tweet. This means that whatever you’re planning on saying about the First Amendment must be said in 140 characters or less. This rule only adds to the competitive atmosphere of this contest. In addition to that, no duo teams will be allowed to enter.

So, JAGS, get to tweeting, and you could win that $5,000 for your college experience.