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Are you hopeful about the future? invites high school and college students to share their thoughts with an essay or a video blog.

Cell phone and smartphone users:

Use your phone's email or MMS (multimedia message service) to send photos or video to

Some phones can easily send photos to contacts in the address book.  We have provided this vCard that allows you to easily add “FirstPerson” to your mobile contacts list.

Include a descriptive subject line so editors can easily find your submission.

In the body of your message, include additional details about the content: who, what, when, where, etc.