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Women's Media Center Girls' State of the Union

At AUDACIA 2011 we heard from Women's Media Center Founding President Carol Jenkins. This month the Women's Media Center is launching its Girls' State of the Union video contest.

Who? The Women’s Media Center invites girls from all over the United States, ages 14-22, to create a 1- 5 minute Girls’ State of the Union video. Five finalists will be highlighted on the Women’s Media Center’s YouTube channel and a group of diverse and talented celebrity and new media influencer judges will choose the winner.

What? Like the President’s report, the Girls’ State of the Union will sum up the condition of the country—with special emphasis on the welfare of girls—and an outline of what the President’s legislative agenda and priorities for Congress should be.

Where? The winner, along with her parents or guardians, will be flown to Washington, DC to present her State of the Union report at the National Press Club in January.

When? All submissions are due by December 12, 2011 to

The Women’s Media Center created the Girls’ State of the Union to shine a light on girls as leaders.  It’s a truism that power can be taken, but not given.  The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.  Girls’ State of the Union provides girls with the opportunity to listen to each others’ voices, own their expertise, create media on their own terms, and be heard in the world.

We can't be what we can't see -- media tell our stories and influence how girls imagine their future possibilities.

We here at AUDACIA believe that girls should be empowered through education to be able to realize a bright future. Encourage the girls in your world to participate in this contest to share what they see for the future.