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Young political junkies: Win a chance to cover conventions

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 5:52 pm in 2008 presidential election.

Want to cover the two national political conventions late this summer?

Sí TV and Voto Latino are holding competition called Crash The Parties to select two young people — you must be age 18 to 28 as of May 6 — who want to work as reporters covering the Democratic convention in Denver from Aug. 24-28 or Republican convention in St. Paul on Sept. 1-4.

Click here for the contest rules.

You can compete in person in San Jose on May 1 or upload your video. Read on for the full press release which explains how to enter the contest.

CRASH THE PARTIES

Respond. Report. Represent.

CRASH THE PARTIES is a nationwide search competition to send two talented young reporters to cover the Democratic and Republican conventions for Sí TV. Love dishing about the candidates? Debating the hot-button issues? But need a gig to show off your political savvy? Then CRASH THE PARTIES with Sí TV and Voto Latino. You could be one of the lucky winners voted by your peers to represent your community at the conventions, offering your perspectives on the candidates, the issues and the election. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for all you political junkies and budding reporters out there. A panel of judges, including actress and Voto Latino co-founder Rosario Dawson, former U.S. Representative from Texas Henry Bonilla, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, YouTube’s Steve Grove, and Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, will evaluate the top five candidates from each of the party submissions to select the winners.

You can win…

  • VIP access at the convention to interview the candidates
  • Exclusive political correspondent training in D.C.
  • National exposure on TV and online
  • Mentorship with one of our high-profile judges

So what are you waiting for? Come represent your community and report to Sí TV why you should represent young Latinos at the conventions on May 1!

May 1: San Jose State University

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Amphitheater

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192

May 1: Vault Ultra Lounge w/ Taboo from Black Eye Peas

VIP-Invite Only-7:30 PM -10:00 PM /General Admission 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

81 W. Santa Clara St

San Jose, CA 95113

Watch Sí TV on DISH Network channel 159 and AT&T U-verse channel 194 in San Jose.

Sí TV’s will be hosting additional local events in Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, and Chicago.

Local partners include Sigma Lambda Beta Intl. Fraternity Inc. and Rego Magazine.

* Cameras will be on location; so all applicants need to arrive camera ready!

Can’t make it to the events?

Upload your video now at www.crashtheparties08.com

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