Call for applications: Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for upper secondary school 2017

The Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for upper secondary school is an annual competition that invites pupils to submit entries about freedom of expression and democracy. This year's topic is 'enemies of the people'.

Call for applications
Upper secondary school pupils: Welcome to enter the Fritt Ord Foundation competition! Discuss one or more enemies of the people. Write a paper or make a media production, and enter it in the competition. By 'enemy of the people', we are referring to someone who stands out from the crowd by promoting freedom of expression, and who is thereby perceived as an enemy by others. Please discuss a person or a specific issue. Take your point of departure in the play 'An Enemy of the People' by Henrik Ibsen, if you would like.

Who are enemies of the people today, and which enemies of the people are worth discussing? We want to hear your views!

Application deadline: 1 March 2017. See frittordkonkurransen.no for relevant reading material, suggestions from the jury and earlier winners, and for further information about submitting your entry. Best of luck!

Suggestions from earlier prize-winners
We have interviewed earlier winners of the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition, asking questions such as why they chose to participate. Sara Pernille Jensen was one of the winners of the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition in 2016, when the topic was 'Censorship'.

About the Competition
The Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for upper secondary school is an annual competition that invites pupils to submit entries related to freedom of expression and democracy. Pupils can participate on their own or as part of classroom activities. They can work individually or in groups, and pupils are invited to submit entries in different genres: Audio, video or online productions, essays or articles. The Fritt Ord Foundation organises seminars for teachers and offers school visits and supervision for participants. Feel free to contact Fritt Ord if you are an upper secondary school teacher and have questions about the competition. All entries are considered by a jury consisting of researchers, teachers and journalists.

First prize is a grant for NOK 20 000, second prize for NOK 15 000 and third prize for NOK 10 000.In addition, the prize-winners will win a study tour to Strasbourg, where they will visit the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the EU Parliament.

Joakim Lie, project manager for the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition
Email: joakim.lie@frittord.no
Mobile: +47 915 60 770

Fritt Ord and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to the debate on #MeToo and Freedom of Expression on Thursday, 25 January 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Fritt Ord premises, featuring Sissel Trygstad, Hannah Helseth, Sofie Høgestøl, Kjersti Horn, Arne Jensen, Anja Sletteland, Silas Harrebye and Åsa Linderborg.

Call for nominations for the 2018 Free Media Awards
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Each year, Fritt Ord awards the Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize to individuals or institutions that have shown civil courage and worked to defend and strengthen freedom of expression and the conditions for it in Norway, especially by encouraging dynamic debate.