One hundred and forty characters could turn into $5,000 for 22 students Thursday. The “Free to Tweet” campaign kicked off at midnight. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the prizes will be awarded to young adults between 14 and 22 who blog or tweet about their reasons for supporting the First Amendment.
It’s the 220th anniversary of the day the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, went into effect, after it was ratified by three-fourths of the states.
Students are to tag their messages with #freetotweet. So far the entries are short, sweet and to the point:
Read more about the competition here.