How the contest works:
Make a Video
Register for the Contest
Rules and Regulations:
ELIGIBILITY – The Israel Video Contest is open to the public from around the world.
THEME – “Inspired 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 21st 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.
- 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 other 6 winners will be distributed based on voting rank alone, without any further judgment.
- 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.
Meet The Judges:
Gila Milstein was born in Morocco and immigrated to Israel when she was six years old. A graduate of the Rothschild Hospital Nursing School, she 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 Students Initiative Foundation, StandWithUs, Birthright, 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 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 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!”
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.