Monday, May 10, 2010

IF I HAD A TRILLION $: a video contest

This announcement just came in from the National Priorities Project. All you videographers, check it out!

If I Had A Trillion Dollars - Video Contest

A Call to Artists, Activists, Students

The money that is being spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach $1 trillion within the next five months.

This money could be spent in our communities on many things that now face cuts, like after school programs, art and music programs, and summer jobs.

You can spread the word. The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are sponsoring a youth video project to help young people (high school and college age) enter the cost of war discussion. Share your ideas about what you would do - for yourself, your family and your community - with $1 trillion.

If you are age 13-23 (or work with young people), this is a chance to get involved by making a video with the theme "If I Had a Trillion Dollars..."

Videos should be short (1-3 minutes) and must be submitted by July 31, 2010.

You can download our Outreach Packet and Curriculum by going to:
IHTD Outreach and FAQ (
IHTD Curriculum (

First Prize - $500 and trip for 2 to Washington, DC to show video to
home legislator

Second and Third prizes - Flip video cameras

For more information contact, 312.427.2533.


RocĂ­o said...

Thank you for posting this!! I'll be working with youth in a summer program this year and I think this is the perfect project for us to do together.

Editor said...

Sounds great!