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Contests & Freedom Friday & Jury Rights Day & Lunch Break for Liberty | 24 Jun 2010

“Justice Through Jurors” Video Contest

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The Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to participate in its first jury rights video contest in conjunction with Jury Rights Day 2010.

The theme of the contest is “Justice Through Jurors”. Juries are a rational mechanism for justice. Jurors are independent judges of the facts and the law because they have no legal career to build, nor score to keep for record of wins. They are independent observers with no vested interest in enforcing the agenda of either side. Whether acting through government or private legal systems, juries are our most fail-safe human institution for manifesting justice in a peaceful society. Juries are peaceful mechanisms which replace the mechanism of resolution by violent conflict. FIJA invites you to submit up to 3 original videos promoting or illustrating this theme.

Videos should
1. be no more than 3 minutes long,
2. contain only original or fair use material,
3. feature FIJA’s URL (fija.org/aie653l) and toll-free number (1-800-TEL-JURY),
4. contain no obscenity, profanity, or illegal activity, and
5. be available online for not less than one year from the date of submission.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
-The first place winner will receive $250.
-The second place winner will receive $100.
-The third place winner will receive $50.
-Up to ten honorable mentions will receive a Lysander Spooner Reader.
-All entrants will receive a FIJA gift pack.

To submit a video, post it online at YouTube, Vimeo, etc., and send the link, your name, and a mailing address to aji@fija.org/aie653l. (Your personal information will be used only for contest purposes.) Please make your video embeddable as we may feature it on our blog on a future Freedom Friday! Each participant or group may submit up to 3 entries. All submissions must be received by August 15, 2010.

Winners will be announced on our website on Jury Rights Day, 5 September 2010. Prizes will be mail on or before 15 September 2010.

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