Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition

by Kenji Maeda on January 5, 2010

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I remember back in high school when this competition came around to help bring awareness to the issues of racism. I’ve always thought it was a great way to get young people involved in discussing the ever-so-important issue. At least it wasn’t just someone just talking in front of the class, instead it got people involved and creative.

March 21 is known as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which was designated by the United Nations is 1966. Since 1996 the Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition has been a key part of Canada’s national campaign. This year is no different.

The gist of this competition is that youth between 12-20 years old create a video “about your thoughts on eliminating racism.” Ten videos are chosen as the winners and will be shown on national television and the filmmakers will receive an all-expense paid trip to the awards ceremony. You can check out the 2009 winning videos for some reference.

See the official website for all the details and submission guidelines.

Deadline to submit is January 15 so there’s still time to get involved.

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