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March 5, 2012 - 9:00am to April 10, 2012 - 5:00pm

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Miss Representation Essay Contest



The film, “Miss Representation”, presents a compelling argument to change the way women and girls are portrayed in media, moving beyond the limited lens used in most films, ads, and print. The Miss Representation Essay Contest gives Stanford students, staff, and faculty the chance to let the public know how they want to be represented in media. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY - APRIL 10, 5:00PM.

The essay contest is now closed. We invite you to tell us how you would challenge the media's limited portrayal of women and girls by posting on our facebook page.

In conjunction with the essay contest, there will be a screening of "Miss Representation" and panel discussion on April 24th.






    • Founder and Creative Director of Maternal Instinct
    Kat Gordon is the founder and creative director of  Maternal Instinct, an agency of creative problem solvers for marketing to moms. Clients come to Maternal Instinct so that moms will come to them. Brands like Hawaiian Airlines, Cord Blood Registry, Mamapedia, and eBay hire Kat and her crew to create online and offline ad campaigns, brainstorm new business ideas, advise them on future initiatives, and engage moms through...
    • PsyD
    Dr. Jones is the Director of the Stanford Healthy Body Image Program and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. She completed her graduate studies in the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, internship at Yale University, and post-doctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford. In addition to coordinating the Stanford Healthy Body Image Program, Dr. Jones provides clinical...
    • Filmmaker, Actress, Speaker, and Advocate
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, actress, speaker, and advocate for women, girls, and their families. Newsom wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 Sundance documentary Miss Representation, which explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. Newsom launched MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action campaign that gives women...
    • Founder and CEO, Artemis Rising Foundation
    • Founder and CEO, RPR Marketing Communications
    Regina K. Scully is the Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to transforming our culture through media, education, the arts…and spirit! Ms. Scully is also the Founder and CEO of RPR Marketing Communications, a premier Public Relations Agency, NYC, specializing in exclusive consumer products and brand marketing. Ms. Scully is a social entrepreneur, activist, and documentary...
    • Student, Founder of Students for Education Reform at Stanford
    Devanshi Patel is a Sophomore at Stanford University, majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and is founder of the Stanford chapter of Students For Education Reform, a national student-driven non-profit mobilizing the next generation of leaders to close the achievement gap. Devanshi has been featured in the award-winning documentary film Miss Representation for her involvement in civic engagement,...