Marc Stirdivant Scholarships for Justice

Submission Rules

Essay:
How do you envision your role in ensuring that the violations that occurred at Tuna Canyon Detention Station don’t recur?

  1. One essay per person, maximum 500 words, double spaced in .docx format.
  2. All essays must be submitted with an entry form below before midnight Aug 31, 2023. Entry form is below.
  3. A panel of judges will review the essays for originality, research, and call to action.
  4. $500 for First Place, $100 for Second Place.

Art:
Only the oaks stand testament to the civil liberties violations that occurred at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station (TCDS): no historic buildings exist. Create Art that will enable people to fully understand the history of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station and feel deeply enough to stop future civil liberty violations.

  1. One art entry per person.
  2. Visual Art may originate in any format and submitted electronically with entry form below to TCDSscholarship@gmail.com before midnight, Aug. 31, 2023. Entry form is below.
  3. A panel of judges will review the art based on originality, skill, and adherence to the theme.
  4. $500 for First Place, $100 for Second Place.

Video:
Create a video between 1-3 minutes providing convincing reasons to preserve and support the Tuna Canyon Detention Station as a place to remember history. You have permission to use interviews, pictures, and video (with credit) from TCDS website.

  1. One video entry per person. Submission with entry form before midnight Aug. 31, 2023.
  2. Non-4K video (.mov, mp4,or.avi) between 1-3 minutes & submitted with below entry form.
  3. A panel of judges will review the video based upon factual support as well as its ability to evoke emotions in the viewer.
  4. $500 for First Place, $100 for Second Place.

Deadline for entries is midnight, Aug. 31, 2023.

Winners announced Sept. 12, 2023 and should be available to accept the award on Sept. 23, 2023.

If you prefer to email your entry instead of using the form below, click here to download the entry rules and instructions.

The submission deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest.