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Enter the Reason Media Awards and Win $10,000!

Annual competition rewards writers and filmmakers for libertarian-themed work.

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Hey, writers and filmmakers!

Enter the 2015 Reason Media Awards:

  • The Bastiat Prize for Journalism honors writers from around the globe who explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.
  • The Reason Video Prize honors short-form video and film that explores, investigates, or enriches our appreciation of individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

Notable past winners of the Bastiat Prize include journalist and European Parliament member Daniel Hannan; Bloomberg View's Amity Shlaes, who said, "It was a bleak landscape for free market writers until the Bastiat Prize came along;" Mary Anastasia O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal, whose in-depth knowledge of Latin America is the focus of her weekly column "The Americas;" and former Reason editor Virginia Postrel.

First place for each prize is $10,000.  The deadline to enter is July 31, 2015. [Update: The deadline to enter the Reason Video Prize competition has been extended to August 15, 2015.]

Entry is free, easy, and quick. Go to www.reasonmediaawards.com to check out the rules, past winners, and online entry forms.

Questions? Email mediaawards@reason.com.

Below is the "The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity," which took home last year's top video award.

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  1. MAKE ME!

  2. I heard the $10 000 check bounced.

  3. The Reason Video Prize honors short-form video and film that explores, investigates, or enriches our appreciation of individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

    Opening shot: Adolf Hitler, in his bunker, sitting behind a map. He is given bad news about something. The subtitles inform us that Donald Trump is dropping out of the race to be the GOP presidential nominee. Hitler orders most of his subordinates out of the room and then begins to rant to the remaining officers that he had dozens of articles on Trump’s candidacy, already outlined, each with a slightly different take on the man. They just needed to be fleshed out a little but they were so close to being publish-ready. Now what will he do with them? They’re all useless now. He will have to go back to writing lazily about same-sex marriage and open borders and citing pop culture events that signal the country is close to its Third Reich moment.

    And scene.

    1. Gilliespie is obviously Hitler in this Downfall parody, but who’s Fegelein? Welch?

      1. Welch is Steiner, off guesting on Fox Biz instead of doing his job.

    2. Needs moar woodchippers

  4. The Reason Video Prize honors short-form video and film that explores, investigates, or enriches our appreciation of individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

    SugarFree, get your writing equipment, I’ll get the camera and bodies. We’ll make the best damn amateur libertarian pornography ever.

    /Why Postrel loves us.

    1. Do I not get a role?

      /licks soft ice cream.

  5. No category for wood chipper based political cartoons?

    Sometime I wonder why I even bother to get up in the morning.

  6. Man, when did Luke Skywalker become an econ professor. And why does he have that crazed look?

  7. We need to draft Agile Cyborg to represent the commentariat and produce a video entry, preferably something done in stop motion animation.
    When I imagine what it would be like, I picture “Street of Crocodiles” by the brothers Quay:
    http://youtu.be/EgqmXK1pf7Y

    1. This is AC’s entry in the music video category. SPOILER ALERT: The tentacle monster represents asset forfeiture.

      1. Wow. Speechless. What was the mountain sized monster at the end?

        1. Lou Reed’s effect on individualism.

  8. What, no novels?

    *grump*

  9. Also, because comments are where you go to nitpick: Reason, using the term ‘Dark Ages’ in a presentation about admittedly very dumbed down history is still kind of a dumb mistake. The concept of a ‘Dark Age’ from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the later Medieval period is seen as pretty questionable in the history field nowadays. It completely ignores various cultural renaissances (Charlemagne’s and Islam’s in particular) as well as technological innovations that did occur during the period.

    /Rant done

    1. He was using it as a racist dog whistle

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