Janine Turner
Founder & Co-Chair of Constituting America




Cathy Gillespie
Co-Chair of Constituting America

We the People 9*17 Contest

Privacy Policy & Notice to Parents

Constituting America collects and uses personal information for the express purpose of reviewing Contest submissions, reminding students of deadlines and next year’s contest, notifying winners, notifying participants of winners, and advertising and publicizing the Contest. Constituting America will not sell, rent, or give student, parent, or guardians’ personal information, including, name, email, or address to anyone, except as set forth in the Official Rules and Regulations or as set forth herein. At any point, entrants can select the link at the bottom of every Constituting America email to unsubscribe, or to receive less or more information.   Students, (or parents/ guardians) signing up online for the Contest will only be contacted on matters relating to the Contest or as provided for herein. 

This Direct Notice to Parents gives parents additional information on Constituting America’s practices in collecting and using personal information from children under of 13 years of age.

Who operates this website?
Constituting America, currently under application to the  IRS as a  §503(c) a non-profit corporation, operates this website as part of its mission to reach, educate and inform America's youth and her citizens about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights.

What information does Constituting America collect and use? 
Constituting America collects personal information on students and/or their parents/guardians who use this website as part of their participation in Constituting America’s "We the People 9*17" Contest.” Specifically, Constituting America collects the first and last name of each child, his or her birthday, email address, telephone number, mailing address, grade level for academic year 2009-2010, and the name of the school the child attends. Children may participate in the Contest without providing personal information on this website. Constituting America requests only the personal information necessary for children to participate in the Contest.

How does Constituting America collect this information? 
Each child and/or their parent/guardian who enters the We The People 9*17 Contest online enters his or her name, birthday, email address, telephone number, mailing address,  grade level for academic year 2009-2010 and the name of his or her school when the child submits the Contest Sign-up form. Constituting America does not use cookies, GIFs, Web beacons or similar technology to collect personal information.

How will Constituting America use this information?  
Constituting America uses the personal information provided by the children for record keeping, reminding students of deadlines and next year’s contest, and to ensure that they receive notice of any awards or prizes for winning the Contest, as well as notification of the contest winners. Constituting America may use the email addresses to send emails about students’ participation in the Contest, emails that contain deadline reminders, information about next year’s contest, and educational information about the United States Constitution.

Does Constituting America share this information with any third parties?
Constituting America does not share personal information received from children with third parties except as set forth herein, in the Official Rules and Regulations, which shall include recognizing the winners of the Contest.

How does Constituting America get consent from parents for the collection of personal information?
The entrant’s parent or legal guardian must sign the parental consent line on the Contest Sign-up Form, or check the box on the online form.  The Contest Entry form has a box for the parent to check in order to give consent for Constituting America to collect, use and disclose personal information about the child. The parental consent directs parents to this website for the information contained in the Direct Notice to Parents and the Privacy Policy. Your signature on the parental consent line means that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information and have notice of the content of this Direct Notice to Parents and the Privacy Policy, as well as agree to all the rules and regulations of the Contest.

Can a parent review, change or delete the information collected by Constituting America about his or her child?
A parent can contact Constituting America at any time and review the information Constituting America has collected on his or her child.

A parent can also refuse to permit Constituting America to collect any further personal information and can request that Constituting America delete any information already collected.

To contact Constituting America about a child’s personal information a parent can write Constituting America at the following address:

Cathy Gillespie

Constituting America

P.O. Box 1988

Colleyville, Texas 76034

Or a parent may email Constituting America at ConstitutingAmerica1787@yahoo.com or call Constituting America at the following number: 202-255-0101.



Constituting America National Youth Director Juliette Turner's Mount Vernon Speech!

Click The Video Above to Hear Juliette Discuss the Constitution at the George Washington Symposium at Mt. Vernon.
"The Youngest Scholar ever to Address a Symposium at Mt. Vernon!"


Our 2013 Winners
Best College Song
Micah Edwards
Texas
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Best College Song
Justis Ward
Georgia
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Best College Short Film
Amanda Tesarek
Wisconsin
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Best College Speech
Thomas Cooke
Nebraska
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Best College PSA
Emily Carnevale
Ohio
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Best High School PSA
Colton Hinderliter
Georgia
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Best High School PSA
Nicole Reed
Illinois
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Best High School Short Film
Josef Junek
Texas
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Best High School Song
Kory Shore
Pennsylvania
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Best High School Essay
Caroline Clauson
Ohio
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Best Middle School Song
Jessie Liz Clement
Tennessee
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Best Middle School Essay
Tiffany Curtis
Ohio
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Best Elementary School Poem
Lindsay Culpepper
Alabama
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Best Elementary School Artwork
Grace Canales
Texas

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Best Elemenary School Emblem
Maryem Bouatlaoui
Pennslyvania

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Best Senior Adult Essay
Bobbie Bramlett
Colorado
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Best Short Film by an Adult
Nathan & Gayle Poole
Texas
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Our 2012 Winners
Best College Speech
Matthew McNey
Maryland
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Best College Song
Kori Caswell
Missouri
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Best College Short Film
Kenthia Farmer
Tennessee
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Best College PSA
Shelby Seymore
Texas
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Best High School PSA
Jacob Schliesman
Wisconsin
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Best High School Short Film
Chasity Cagle
Georgia
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Best High School Short Film
Colton Hinderliter
Georgia
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Best High School Song
Annie Nirschel
Connecticut
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Best High School Essay
Brooke Wade
Florida
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Best Middle School Song

Jessie Liz Clement
Tennessee
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Best Middle School Essay
Evelyn Hanks
North Carolina
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Best Poem Grades 3-6
Bethany Cooksey
Oregon
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Best Poem Grades K-2
Abigail Olschewski
Utah

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Best Art
Preity Chavan
Georgia

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Our 2011 Winners
Best College Speech

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Jonathan Ludwig
South Carolina
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Best College Song

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Amber Hodge
South Carolina
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Best College Short Film

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Natalie Cuzmenco
North Carolina
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Best College PSA

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Nic Downs
California
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Best High School PSA

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Danielle Ragin
New York
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Best High School Short Film

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Spencer Kolssak
Illinois
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Best High School Song

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Kori Caswell
Missouri
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Best High School Essay

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Hannah Leffingwell
Colorado
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Best Middle School Song

Emily Keener
Ohio
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Best Middle School Essay

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Bailey Gabel
Colorado
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Best Poem Grades 3-6

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Jeffrey Pistor
Texas
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Best Poem Grades K-2

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Myra Vicchrilli
Colorado

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Best Art

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Emma Harrison
Texas

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Best Emblem

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Hollie Elliott
Arkansas

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Our Inaugural 2010 Winners
Best Public Service Announcement!

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Carisse Hamlet & Olga Zubashko
NEW YORK

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Best Short Film

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Katie Strawinski
GEORGIA

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Best High School Song

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Jacob Wood
CALIFORNIA

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Best Middle School Song

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Joseph Valencia
COLORADO

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Best High School Essay

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Bethany Carter
ALABAMA

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Best Middle School Essay

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Spencer Kolssak
ILLINOIS

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Best Poem Grades 3-6

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Joery Cohen
ARIZONA

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Best Poem Grades K-2

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Halley Moak
COLORADO

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Best Art

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Evita Duffy
WISCONSIN

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Best Emblem

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Sadie M Albritton
ALABAMA

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