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"Inspired by Israel" Video Contest 2018

How the Israel Video contest works:

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Register now and we will send you everything you need to know about this exciting opportunity to connect thousands to Israel and win big! Registration ends June 24th, 2018!
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Think up an idea for a short video with a great and inspiring pro-Israel message. It’s up to you. Just make it awesome. Read the Complete Official Rules to get started…
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Once you’ve perfected your video, submit it by July 23rd 2018, for a chance to win big. Submissions open on June 24th 2018, so get started now!
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Anyone will be able to explore the gallery of submissions and vote for their favorite video. Encourage your friends and family to vote for your video so that you can win big!
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The top ten prizes will be selected by independent judges. 19 cash prizes include a grand prize of $8000 and 1st prize of $4000.

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Registration for the 2018 Inspired by Israel video contest is now closed.

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Rules and Regulations:

ELIGIBILITY – The Israel Video Contest is open to the public from around the world.

THEMEInspired by Israel Any video that draws attention to Israel’s immense value to the world and/or seeks to spread an important pro-Israel message will be eligible for this contest. The competition is sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

DEADLINES – All entries must be received by July 23rd

  • May 23rd 2018 – Contest Opens
  • June 24th 2018 – Registration deadline, Submission period begins
  • July 23rd – Submissions due by 11:59pm EST
  • August 6th – Voting period begins
  • August 13th – Voting ends August 13th 2018 at 11:59pm EST
  • End of August – Winners announced! Award ceremony TBA

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS AND FORMAT All videos must be newly created videos that have never been uploaded to any other public platform. Videos submitted may not be uploaded to any other platform for the duration of the contest.

JUDGING – All videos submitted to the Israel Video Contest will be judged in two stages.

  1. Stage One – Voting Period

The voting period will begin on August 6th and end on August 13th. During the voting period, anyone can vote for your video once. The top 10 videos that receive the most votes will then be sent to judges who will make the final determination on the top 10 winners. The next best 6 videos will receive prizes based on voting rank alone, without any further judgment.

  1. Stage Two – Judgment Period

A group of independent judges will have approximately one month to determine the top 10 prize winners.

AWARDS – A total of nineteen awards will be given. Each entrant, individual or group, may only win one award.

1 x Grand Prize Winner – $8000

1 x 1st Prize Winner – $4000

2 x 2nd Prize Winners – $1000

3 x 3rd Prize Winners of $500

4 x 4th Prize Winners of $250

5 x Runner-Up Winners of $100

Three other staff-choice awards of $1000 each will be awarded based on the votes of the staff of Israel Video Network.

Click here to read the full rules and regulations.

Meet The Judges:

Gila Milstein
Gila Milstein is co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. A registered nurse from Israel with specialization in psychiatric nursing, Gila served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). An active community leader and philanthropist, Gila sits on the Board of several organizations, including the American-Israel Education Foundation (the educational wing of AIPAC), the MERONA Leadership Foundation, StandWithUs, and Aish Los Angeles. She serves as the President of Stand By Me, an organization that supports Israeli-American cancer patients and their families in Los Angeles.
David Suissa
David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal in Los Angeles, and writes an award-winning weekly column on the essential issues of the day that is read around the world. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, which was named “Agency of the Year” by USA Today. David is also the founding editor of OLAM magazine, a publication on Jewish spirituality.
shlomo bass
Shlomo Blass is the founder and owner of Rogatka, a Jerusalem-based production house which specializes in the creation innovative promotional content intended for wide distribution.
Blass has played a major role in several national and international campaigns and his clients include government offices such as the Israeli Prime Minister’s office, the foreign ministry, think tanks, Start-ups, Hi-Tech companies, NGO’s and more.

Hillel Fuld “Israel’s pre-eminent tech marketer. CMO of ZCast, thought leader, writer, and strategic advisor. Hillel helps Israeli tech go BOOM!”
Shoham Nicolet
Yoni Kempinski is head of the video department and deputy editor for the English site at Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews.com. Yoni hosted the weekly “Israeli Salad” video magazine and co-hosted the Arutz Sheva newscasts which were broadcast on cable TV in New York and Texas. The Arutz Sheva video department produces video reports, interviews, live coverage and special programs for the three Arutz Sheva websites – Hebrew, English and Russian.

Alex Traiman is a veteran journalist and filmmaker, and currently the Managing Director and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of Jewish News Syndicate/JNS.org. Traiman has directed and produced award-winning documentaries including Iranium and Honor Diaries.

Amy Friedkin is currently President of Israel21c, an online newsmagazine/educational organization that captures the stories of 21 st century Israel, uncovering the country’s rich and diverse culture, innovative spirit, humanitarian contributions, and democratic civil society. A uniquely apolitical nonprofit organization, ISRAEL21c redefines the conversation about Israel.
Valeria Chazin is the co-founder and board chair of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), a grassroots movement with chapters across the USA that was created to be clear and confident pro-Israel voice on college campuses. Valeria grew up in Israel and served at the IDF, and she holds a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law. 
Rotem Alima is a successful producer, whose talents surfaced at a young age. In 2016, she was honored as one of Forbes ’s “30 Under 30.” Rotem currently runs her own production company, producing advertisements and short films for brands like Reebok, HP ,Tel Aviv University, the Israeli Tourism Ministry, and the President of Israel. 
Ido Daniel is a social media expert and currently serves as a Senior Director of Digital Strategy at Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Ido is the former Director of ISCA – Israeli Students Combating Antisemitism, a leading initiative dealing with online racism, Antisemitism and Holocaust denial. His main focus is issues of public diplomacy, cyber-hate, human rights and the connection between social media trends and hate crimes.