The Power Line Prize is generating a lot of excitement. Go here to learn all about the contest. Briefly, whoever comes up with the most creative and effective way of dramatizing the severity of the federal debt crisis will win $100,000. Total prize money is $125,000. Power Line is sponsoring the contest in conjunction with the Freedom Club.
The Freedom Club is the principal supporter of conservative causes and candidates in Minnesota. I am proud to be a long-time member and former President of the club. If you go here, you an read about the Club’s current campaign, Let’s Fix Minnesota, and, if you wish, you can donate to the Club. I highly recommend it!
We are continuing to recruit top-flight judges for the Power Line Prize competition. Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media and an Academy Award nominee, has graciously agreed to participate. We hope to add more creative types like Roger to our panel over the next few weeks.
Entries are due at midnight on July 15; remember that any form of artistic endeavor is eligible: videos, TV commercials, paintings, songs, performance art, paintings, comic books–maybe something we are not creative enough to think of. One thing, though: I really hope we get some good songs. The most appalling aspect of the debt crisis, in my opinion, is that Americans are mortgaging their own children’s futures in order to finance their own current comforts. Has any other generation in history done this? I doubt it. If our young people had any idea what is going on, they would take to the streets. I hope that someone will write a song that motivates young people to get involved and to try to stop the borrowing binge–the binge that they will have to pay for, with interest.
We didn’t expect to start getting entries in the contest until very close to July 15, but in fact, they have already started coming in. I think it is fair to describe those we have gotten so far as conceptual art. If you are creative, or you know someone who is creative, it is time to get going: all around the country, artists are hard at work on creations that they hope will win the $100,000 prize.
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