As confusion surrounding educational options grows, it’s time the public hears more real-life stories from students and parents on how educational choice has made a difference in their lives.

Millions of families have benefited from the power to choose the best learning environment for their child, but there are still more that need access to a wider variety of educational opportunities.

Submissions open mid-October

Tell Your Story:

  • Film a 45-120 second video on one of the following topics:
    • How educational choice made a difference in my life
    • Why I need access to educational choice options

Who is eligible?

  • Students, parents, or alumni of existing choice programs (public school choice, charter, magnet, private school, virtual learning, or homeschool)
  • Students and families who want choice in their state

Judging and Prizes

  • A People’s Choice winner will be chosen through public voting. A panel of judges that includes representatives from national organizations representing the full spectrum of educational choice will select the grand prize winners and finalists.
    • 3 Grand Prize Winners- $15,000 cash prize
    • 1 People’s Choice Winner- $10,000 cash prize
    • 3 Finalists- $5,000 cash prize

The winners will be announced during National School Choice, Jan. 21-27, 2018.

For more information, email Joe Follick at