The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school students with the opportunity to speak out on freedom and democracy. The program has been popular and successful since its beginning in 1947, and we're proud to keep offering it to American's young people.
The Voice of Democracy is a worldwide audio-essay competition that requires entrants to write and record a three-to-five-minute essay on a patriotic-based them.
With the current world situation, and most students home practicing social distancing, this is a perfect opportunity to give our youth a head start on writing, recording and refining their essays for the upcoming 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competition.
The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition provides high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to write and record a 3- to 5-minute essay on a patriotic theme, competing for awards at the local, district and department levels. The department winners compete for more than $2 million in college scholarships and incentives. Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the 2020-21 entry form application.
The 2020-21 Voice of Democracy theme is:
Is this the Country the Founders Envisioned?