Win an iPad in FIRE’s “Back to School with the First Amendment” Contest

By August 15, 2013

Around the country right now, millions of college students are tingling with a mix of excitement and dread as they pack their books and head back to campus for another year of classes, homework, papers and finals.  But never fear—FIRE is about to make that journey back to school a whole lot better. How? We’re giving away a brand new iPad, that’s how. Here’s How You Enter: Our “Back to School with the First Amendment” contest is open to all FIRE fans in the United States. The rules are simple: 1. Take a picture of yourself showing some love for the First Amendment or FIRE.2. Write a caption that starts with “I believe free speech is important on campus because…”3. Submit your picture and caption by August 23. Here’s How You Win: FIRE will pick the best pictures and put them up in an album on our Facebook page on August 26. During that week, get your friends, your neighbors, total strangers—whomever—to “like” your photo. At 5 p.m. EDT on August 30, we’ll tally them up, and whoever has the most likes wins! Prizes We’re not just giving away an iPad; we have three great prizes to grab.  1st place: iPad2nd place: $100 Amazon Gift Card3rd place: $75 Amazon Gift Card Need an Example? The FIRE staff came together to provide you with a few examples to help you out: Robert: “I believe free speech is important on campus because students should believe what they say, not just say what they’re told to believe.”  Peyton: “I believe free speech is important on campus because it’s far too easy for a misunderstanding to turn into ‘harassment.’”Pierce: “I believe free speech is important on campus because students should not cede basic liberties to the capricious ‘authority’ of campus administrators.”Gina: “I believe free speech is important on campus because I have been ‘misbehaving’ my whole life, and without the First Amendment, I’d be in serious trouble!”What Are You Waiting For? Enter FIRE’s “Back to School with the First Amendment” contest today! The Fine Print: Open to FIRE fans inside the United States only. By submitting a photo to the FIRE “Back to School with the First Amendment” contest, participants agree that FIRE may use images and captions on social media and for other promotional materials as deemed appropriate.Image: “Book Stack” – Shutterstock