OpenSource Montana Launches Political Ad Contest on Audience Awards

April 22, 2019

OpenSourceMT Launches Its First Political Advertisement Contest

$3,000 in Prize Money Goes to the Winning Producers of Ads That Effectively Hold U.S. Senator Steve Daines Accountable For His Voting Record on Access to Affordable, High-Quality Healthcare

MONTANA, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – OpenSourceMT (“OpenSource Montana”) announced its first contest, challenging film-makers and all people interested in participating to produce a 30-second political advertisement focused on the voting record of U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), specifically regarding access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Montanans and U.S. Citizens.  A $1,500.00 first prize, $1,000.00 second prize, and $500 Honorable Mention will go to the winning advertisements submitted on-line according to the terms of the contest. 

Get involved and learn more about this first OpenSourceMT political ad contest by visiting the video contest page for the contest here:

“Montanans need to mobilize and get involved if we are going to preserve and improve our way of life now and into the future. Our first OpenSourceMT political ad contest aims to empower all people to take action, to tell their story and to make a difference. Regardless of a political party or partisan affiliation, we are encouraging people to hold their elected officials and political candidates accountable for their votes, their policy positions and their rhetoric. This OpenSourceMT contest is designed to inspire creativity, truth and citizen activism, giving people the opportunity to have their voices heard.”
Susan Carstensen, Scott Rosenzweig, Swep Davis, co-founders of OpenSourceMT

Audience Awards Founder & CEO Paige Williams states, “This is an exciting moment in Audience Awards’ history as this is the first time a PAC has applied the power of our platform to politics. Filmmakers have the power to change hearts and minds through their craft. The OpenSource Montana Political Healthcare Ad Contest gives filmmakers the opportunity to make a large impact at a crucial time.”

OpenSourceMT is an independent “Citizens Super PAC”, with a simple goal of protecting what makes Montana a great place to make a living and a life, now and for the future. OpenSourceMT works independently to help support and elect candidates who embody those convictions, guided by these core principles:
– Affordable and effective healthcare for all Montanans.
– Access to clean rivers, public lands, and a healthy environment.
– A strong public education system that creates opportunities for our children.
– Fair and inclusive policies that protect Montana’s families and small businesses.
– Modern infrastructure to support our growing economy.
– Fair tax policies that support the growth and future health of the state.
– Fair and open voting access for all citizens.

OpenSourceMT was founded in 2016 by business leaders engaged with Montana’s high tech sector committed to protecting the unique values that make our state a great place to build businesses and raise families. Our membership has expanded to include a diverse group of business and community leaders dedicated to protecting what makes our state unique while preparing us for the future. We believe free enterprise and the promotion of our core principles are the foundation for our ability to make a living without sacrificing our quality of life.

Please read the mission statement and learn more at
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