The “Students Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism. A Creative Video Production Contest” is an education and awareness initiative sponsored by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (“CAM”) and B’nai B’rith International. This contest engages students from around the world in a unique public awareness campaign promoting tolerance and communicating a message of equality. The videos will aim to educate about anti-Semitism and the prejudice, bigotry, hatred and violence it engenders.
High school and university aged students worldwide will be invited to submit their work to the contest and will be judged in separate age group categories.
Participants can make submissions in either of two categories:
- Educate the general public on the value of a universally adopted definition of anti-Semitism and articulate why all public and private enterprises, such as universities, countries, and international organizations, should adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition.
- Educate about anti-Semitism and inspire young people to be more tolerant towards others by illustrating the modern manifestations of anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism. Entrants should draw examples from the IHRA definition.
Submissions should be 2 to 3 minutes in length, relatable by people of all ages, and promote a better understanding of today’s anti-Semitism and its impact on Jewish communities around the world.
The winner and runners up of each age group will receive cash prizes, to be awarded on a virtual awards ceremony. The top three winners will receive a cash prize of $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Runner Up prizes may also be awarded. Any team submissions will split these prizes.
The winning videos may be shared virally by the co-sponsors. CAM and B’nai B’rith International may use one or several videos as a part of its global campaign to promote adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
Eligibility and Submission Requirements
- Entry deadline is September 15, 2020.
- Each participant must be enrolled in a high school or university at the time of submission.
- Each film must be no longer than three minutes.
- Films must be submitted in English or accompanied by English subtitles.