Webster University and Dance the Vote are partnering on a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections in honor of John Lewis. 

Congressional representative John Lewis' legacy is an essential part of civil rights and American civic history. To honor the impact and influence John Lewis has had among college students, Webster University and Dance the Vote invites any current university students to post any multi-media, images, videos, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, or any other artistic expression inspired by his legacy. 

Any currently enrolled college or university student should post their media of choice (no longer than 60 seconds) on Instagram considering the following questions.

Who is John Lewis? 

What did he do? 

What does John Lewis' idea of "Good Trouble" mean to me? 

How can we protect Lewis' legacy?

Why should we vote to honor him?

Media should not be longer than 60 seconds in length and include the tags @WebsterU, @DanceTheVoteSTL, @WebsterVotes, and #JohnLewis in the caption. Eligibility for the Good Trouble Contest begins at 12:00pm CST on September 22, 2020 and ends October 19, 2020. 


Finalists will have their media featured on the official Webster University Instagram each day from 10/21-10/25

FOUR Prize Winners will receive $250 and ONE Grand Prize Winner will receive $500. All prizes are sponsored courtesy of Dance the Vote.

All winners will have a spotlight on the official @WebsterU, @DanceTheVoteSTL, and @WebsterVotes Instagram pages. 

Each winner and finalist will be chosen by the contest committee with consideration given to content, style, creativity, and total social media likes. 

All winners and finalists MUST be able to verify college student status. 



'DANCE THE VOTE provides an opportunity to showcase the skills of St. Louis choreographers and dancers in service of community involvement. We are excited to create pieces tied to the history of voting to remind the community how important it is to exercise this fundamental right,” Ashley Tate, Artistic Director of Ashleyliane Dance Company, co-chair Dance the Vote.

YOU can participate in Dance the Vote. More information and submission form can be found here.

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