Use your voice to build the movement
Get published with Up to Us. Send us a video or blog and, if accepted, you’ll be put in a raffle for prizes valued at $500+!
Step 1: Send us your original content: submit a 30-60-second video or 400-800-word article in the form below answering this prompt:
Right now, $376 billion dollars is going to paying the interest on the national debt. If you had the opportunity to decide where that money was invested, what would you do and why?
Step 2: Our team will review your pieces and get back to you within 10-15 business days. We'll either accept the piece with minor edits, or ask you to make changes and resubmit.
Step 3: Once published, help us promote your piece by sharing with your community, family and friends on social media. You’ll be entered into a raffle for a $500 gift card or free ticket to the 2020 Net Impact Conference (raffle held every 60 days).
Non-partisanship is a key value of the Up to Us movement. For tips on how to create the best content, see below the form. We reserve the right to deny content that takes sides. Remember, people over politics.
Tips for creating great content!
Tips for creating video content:
- Keep it simple. You don’t need fancy video equipment. Your video can be a simple selfie video taken on your phone.
- Choose a relatively quiet place with good lighting. This will ensure we can see you and hear your amazing ideas!
- Practice a little before recording. Practicing what you want to say in the video will help you be less nervous and explain yourself more clearly.
- Respect the time limit. We will not accept video over 60 seconds, so keep the message tight!
Tips for creating blog content:
- Use & link to credible sources. When you make a claim, make sure you back it up and share the link where you found the information.
- Recruit an editor. This could be a professor or fellow student with at least baseline knowledge of the topic.
- Spell & grammar check! The beauty is in the details. Please make sure you check for typos before submitting your article.
- Explain, but be concise! We won’t accept articles with less than 400 or more than 800 words.