The unique public awareness campaign is designed to harness the creativity of students in order to boost education about anti-Semitism and the prejudice, bigotry, hatred and violence it engenders.
B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin said: “Illuminating the issue of anti-Semtism – one of the most pervasive, long-running and deadly dangers in the world – through inventive video production will bring the immediacy and urgency of the topic to a global audience. As anti-Semitism proliferates globally, today’s high school and undergraduate university students will create messages to educate and inspire us.”
High school and undergraduate university students worldwide are invited to submit their work to the contest and will be judged in separate categories by a prestigious panel of judges. The winner and runners-up of each academic group and each category will receive cash prizes, to be awarded at a virtual awards ceremony. The top cash prizes in each category: $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Students are asked to submit entries in one of the following two categories:
Full eligibility and submission requirements can be found here.
In addition to a cash prize, the winning entries will be showcased by CAM and B’nai B’rith across a variety of media channels as part of a national public awareness campaign to strengthen the fight against anti-Semitism, hatred and discrimination.
Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement director, commented, “Not only is anti-Semitism increasing globally, but studies continue to show that young people don’t know enough about it. They are the future, if we are to defeat anti-Semitism and hatred. This innovative contest will empower students to educate their peers in a meaningful way, speaking to them through a powerful medium. We are excited to give them a platform for their creativity and the chance to make a real impact on people across the world.”
A 1-minute video outlining the contest can be viewed here.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit www.bnaibrith.org
The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending anti-Semitism in all its forms. Since its launching in February 2019, 245 organizations and 245,000 individuals have joined the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA international definition of anti- Semitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.