Entry Form

We encourage contestants to be creative and inspiring in expressing what the New Civil Rights Movement means to them. Video submissions can be as simple as reciting the poem using a camera phone. The VIDEO MUST BE 150 SECONDS (2.5 MINUTES) OR LESS AND THE LINK MUST BE INCLUDED in the entry form or the contestant will be disqualified.

VIMEO links seem to work better in the form than YouTube links. Also, to see YouTube supported video file formats, click here. Otherwise, you may have difficulty uploading your video to YouTube unless you convert your video to the supported file formats.

Finalists ages 14-17 who are invited to compete on August 19 must have parental or guardian consent form completed and emailed to media@civilrightsmuseum.org by August 1. Click here to download parental waiver/release form.

THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED. THE Deadline for entries was TUESday, JULY 25, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CST)

Questions? Contact media@civilrightsmuseum.org.

We’re sorry. We are no longer accepting submissions as the deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest.

We hope to see you in the audience at the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 19, at 5:00pm CDT at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN.