Attention Junior High and High School Teachers Student Voices Campaign – Deadline March 1, 2018

Why do the arts matter?

Join the Student Voices Campaign!
The Student Voices Campaign is an annual statewide creative video competition for students (grades 7-12) to make their voices heard! This year, we’re asking students to create videos that show why the arts matter and ask their school board to adopt the official declaration of Student Rights to Arts Learning. Here’s how to enter.

Did you know?
In California, students are guaranteed a voice in planning and budgeting for their school. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) requires that districts consult with students, parents, teachers and community members to create the district plan for the coming years.

What does this all mean?
Students can help determine how money for their education is spent. If arts education matters to you, you can advocate for it to be included in your school’s budget! Submit your video and message to the Campaign and we’ll send it directly to your district leaders.

First, second, and third place winning videos will be selected and recognized at a special event in Spring 2018, where they will be screened in front of a statewide audience! Visit the campaign site at to check out rules and guidelines and view finalist videos from last year.

The deadline to submit videos to the Campaign is March 1, 2018.

Are you an educator? Check out our Classroom Guide!