The 2014-2015 Bad Ad and Counter Ad Contests have begun!

Counter Ad Contest winner 2014

The two contests run September 5, 2014 to January 30, 2015. To participate in the contest, you must be a resident of the U.S. and enrolled in grades 6-12 in a public or private school or participate in an after-school program or community organization. Younger contest applicants may be accepted upon approval by Media Literacy Project. To find out if your students in grades below 6th grade are eligible please contact us at info [at] medialiteracyproject [dot] org. Each young person may only submit one entry to each contest.

For the Bad Ad Contest you find a bad ad in a magazine and write an essay about why it's inaccurate and/or offensive and how it could be better. 

For the Counter Ad Contest you find an original ad and then recreate it to send a different message that is more accurate, humorous, and/or reveals untold stories. Visit each contest page to read more about the rules and how to enter the contest.

Winners for both contests receive $200 and runners-up receive $100!

If you'd like to learn more about media literacy, consider purchasing Intro to Media Literacy for $5 to help support the non-profit work of Media Literacy Project. Purchase does not increase your odds of winning the contest.