Freedom Festival Essay Contest To Win


This year, South Africa celebrates 21 years of freedom and democracy. It has been 21 years since the shackles of Apartheid have been cast off. The scars of Apartheid may still be deep and they may still cause bitter resentment to run through the country, but sometimes it is better to celebrate the advances that have been made rather than focus on the negativity .

It is with that spirit in mind that Freedom Festival was born. Two one day festivals, in Pretoria and in Cape Town, that celebrate how far South Africa has come as a society. Five international bands, ten of South Africa’s very best bands and a host of EDM artists come together to form the line-up that will jubilantly celebrate the men and women who died to bring about democracy, and celebrate how far South Africa has come. Celebrate with Skillet, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Curious Incident, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Al Bairre, aKING, Shortstraw, and many more.

Mind Equals Blown has partnered with Freedom Festival to allow you the oppurtunity to win one of two sets of double tickets for each event. That would be one of two sets for Cape Town, and one of two sets for Pretoria. The competition is simple. All you have to do is fill out this form, and then patiently wait it out. The basic premise is: “What do you have to lose?” Not much right?

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Craig Roxburgh

An eighteen year old residing in the sunny city of Cape Town. A recent high school graduate and current law student with a penchant for music and writing, and a mildly eclectic taste in music.

We are no longer accepting applications. The winners will be announced March 26, 2018.

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit a president from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues!

Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic.

This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?

We are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic.

  • 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each

Sign-up For The Contest!

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