More than 80 videos from 14 countries have been submitted
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will
begin voting to determine which 10 video entrants in the “Inspired
by Israel” video contest will be shown to an elite panel of judges.
More than 80 individuals and groups entered the contest by creating
videos that entertain, educate and inspire people about Israel.
A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning videos,
including an $8,000 Grand Prize. Hosted on IsraelVideoNetwork.com,
the contest is sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation
in partnership with the 12Tribe Films Foundation.
Following this ten-day period of public voting, which ends on March 29,
the top ten prizes will be selected by a panel of independent experts,
including philanthropist Gila Milstein, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media
President David Suissa and StandWithUs Israel Executive Director Michael
Dickson. The winners will be announced on April 30.
“This contest is a vivid and dynamic way for us to show to the world the
amazing people, places and innovations of Israel,” philanthropist Adam
Milstein said. “By voting on their favorite videos, the public can
participate in the contest, and let us know which videos most inspire
Entries in last year’s competition received more than 500,000 views
during the voting period. The Grand Prize-winning video for 2016, “Superman’s
Got Nothing On Israel,” received
hundreds of thousands of views and was featured or shared by the Jewish
Journal, the Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, StandWithUs,
Israeli politicians, CAMERA, the Israeli Consulate, Maccabi Netherlands
and many other organizations and individuals.
A trailer for the voting period is available here.
About the Adam
and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: The Milstein Family
Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People and the
Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation, providing
pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the
State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.-Israel Alliance. Learn
more at: http://milsteinff.org/.