Deadline extended to Nov. 12 for Illinois Bicentennial video contest — win 2 tickets to Hamilton

College and high school students have roughly a week to submit their own original video for the “Something to Learn About Illinois History” Illinois Bicentennial contest, if they’re vying for a pair of tickets to the musical Hamilton on Dec. 3.

That’s according to, the “Official Website of the Governor’s Office of Illinois Bicentennial.” Go here to enter.

Contestants must supply a 45-to-60-second video from a smartphone or video camera that highlights a fact, event, place, person or something to learn about Illinois history. A total of 100 winners will be chosen, and their videos may be aired or posted online as part of the Illinois Bicentennial countdown.

Each of the winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Sunday, Dec. 3 matinee showing of Hamilton in Chicago.

Students enrolled in an Illinois high school, community college, college, university or technical school are eligible to enter.

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