Civic Holidays

Enter to Win a Concert at Your Community College Campus

Competition Details

Despite recent gains, community college student voting rates are nearly 10 percentage points lower than public four-year universities. In an effort to close the voting gap between community college students and those at 4-year universities, Levi’s® and SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios (MTV) have partnered with the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN), and Good Trouble Collaborative to launch the non-partisan Community College Concert Competition.

The concert, including security, permits, ticketing, stage (if needed), etc. will be fully funded by Levi’s and MTV, however, participating colleges  must have an on-campus location (e.g. a gym, a large auditorium, an outdoor quad or stage, or field) where the concert can be held.

Community colleges can enter to win a concert on Vote Early Day (October 29, 2024) by celebrating the Civic Holidays in the Fall and showing a commitment to engage student voters throughout the academic year. While only one college will win a concert, other institutions can win cool  partnership opportunities in support of their nonpartisan student voter engagement efforts! For more, including information on eligibility and exclusions, please review our Official Rules.

To enter the competition, campuses must do the following by September 20, 2024:

Sign up for Campus Takeover and commit to celebrating National Voter Registration Day AND at least one other Civic Holiday (National Voter Education Week, Vote Early Day, and/or Election Hero Day). 

Learn more about each Civic Holiday!

Complete the Campus Concert Host Form (questions are outlined here) to affirm that your campus is willing (1) to host the concert if selected and (2) to use campus marketing channels to promote this concert and related activities. An official campus signatory must complete this form. 

Once it is confirmed that your campus has signed up for Campus Takeover and committed to celebrating National Voter Registration Day and another Civic Holiday and that your campus has joined the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, we will send the Campus Concert Host Form directly to our campus contacts to be filled out by an official campus signatory. For questions or to request a Campus Concert Host Form, email info@civicholidays.org

No purchase, payment or financial contribution of any kind is necessary to enter or win this competition. Please read the Official Rules prior to applying for the Community College Concert Competition.

Resources & Support

Want to enter the competition but wondering how to complete each step? Don’t worry – there are resources, guidance, and even funding to help you with every step! 

 

Promote the Community College Concert Competition

Help us promote the Community College Concert Competition! In collaboration with Levi’s®, SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios, Good Trouble Collaborative, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN), and the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition, the competition is a nationwide effort to close the nearly 10 percentage point voter turnout gap between community colleges and four-year institutions, and is exclusive to community colleges. 

Use our Community College Concert Competition Promotional Toolkit to spread the word to campuses you work with!

Campus Takeover Toolkits & Webinars

Campus Takeover toolkits and webinars provide campuses with step-by-step guides for how to run successful on-campus Civic Holiday events and include resources and strategies for planning your event, recruiting volunteers, communications, event execution, and so much more.

Toolkits and webinar information can be found on the Campus Takeover webpage. 

Action Plan Workshop Series

Not sure where to start with developing your nonpartisan democratic engagement action plan? Join an Action Plan Workshop Series event (workshops linked at the bottom of the page) and learn more about the action planning process, partners and resources to support your action plan development and implementation, and the timeline for campuses to develop 2024 action plans.

Voter Registration Portal

Participating community colleges can set up a custom voter registration portal for their campus through ALL IN or use the Community College Concert Competition portal to track their registrations. 

Request a custom voter registration portal for your campus.

National Voter Registration Day Grants

Community colleges that plan to host one or more in-person voter registration events on National Voter Registration Day on September 17, 2024, are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 to support their efforts. Find out more and apply on the National Voter Registration Day website! 

Amplifier Artwork & Graphics

Free digital downloads of WE THE FUTURE artwork for campus registration and civic engagement events.

Additional In-Kind Support

While many of the Civic Holidays already offer swag and other partnership opportunities to provide in-kind support to partners, Community Colleges entered in this contest could get additional resources to expand their events including access to free food and giveaways (such as pizza from our friends at Pizza to the Polls)!

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