06/02/2010 11:38 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Announcing The Campus Progress And HuffPost College National Keynote Contest

Unexcited, disillusioned, frustrated, irritated, hopeless, crushed, cautiously optimistic, demoralized, confused....

The list of terms used to describe the political state of young America goes on, and on, and on. Yet despite the widespread assumption that we've collectively retreated, not a day goes by where a young person doesn't do something on their campus, or in their community, that qualifies as nothing short of amazing.

If you're one of those young people, standing up for progressive change in ways big or small, Campus Progress and HuffPost College want to hear from you -- and we want to make sure the naysayers hear from you too.

Think about what you would say if you had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 politically engaged young people in person, and tens of thousands more online, about what inspires you, and what you're doing to advance a progressive agenda.

This is your chance to grab a camera (or a laptop), shoot a 1-3 minute video, and submit that video here by June 9 to participate in the Campus Progress and HuffPost College National Keynote Contest.

We'll select the top six applicants and post their submissions here on HuffPost College. The top three winners will receive free travel and accommodations to D.C. on July 7 and 8 to address the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference from a stage previously graced by Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, The Daily Show's John Oliver, John Lewis, Van Jones, Samantha Power, Ryan Gosling and many others. The footage of the speech will also stream live here.

You don't have to be in college to participate, and there is no right or wrong answer. This is your shot to share your ideas, your story and your vision with thousands.

The conference is all about young people standing up and fighting back -- so submit your video here no later than June 9 for your chance to do just that.

Not interested in speaking, but want to attend? Apply to attend the conference here.