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The American Immigration Council Seeks Entries to New National Multimedia Contest

The American Immigration Council Seeks Entries to New National Multimedia Contest

The American Immigration Council is calling all young filmmakers and photographers to submit to the 2012 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. The contest invites young adults to explore the role that immigration plays in their lives and communities through video and other multimedia projects. The first place prize is $1,000! Projects should focus on celebrating America as a nation of immigrants and exploring immigration’s impact on our everyday lives.

Who is eligible?

Young adults between the ages of 16-25 are eligible to submit entries.  Both individual and group entries are permitted, however there is a single cash prize for first, second and third place.

What do we mean by “multimedia”?

Acceptable entries include videos projects or photo essays. (Check out these examples created in iMovie and Power Point)

How technical does my project need to be?

Your story and the way you tell it matter more than how sophisticated your technical abilities are.

Is there a time limit?

Entries should be no more than 5 minutes in length.

How do we enter the contest?

There are two ways to submit entries.

  1. Submit a complete and signed entry form and a copy of the multimedia file on a CD or DVD, to the American Immigration Council “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest , 1331 G Street N.W. Suite 200, Washington, DC  20005.
  2. Submit your video entry via your own YouTube account.  Send us an email, attach a complete and signed entry form and a link to the submission on your YouTube account. Type “2012 MULTIMEDIA Contest” in the subject line. We will add the content on the American Immigration Council’s Playlist on YouTube. (When submitting your videos please tag the content with the following: “American Immigration Council’s “Change in Motion” Multimedia contest 2012.)

Who will judge the contest?

The winners will be chosen by representatives of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a panel of distinguished judges.

What criteria will be used to select the winner?

The multimedia entries will be judged on the basis of concept, originality, creativity, aesthetics, technical execution and relevance.

What is the prize?

There are first ($1,000), second ($500) and third place ($250) prizes. 

What is the deadline?

The deadline is Midnight EST, April 17, 2012.

For more information, including the rules and terms of the contest, please visit our Multimedia Contest page
or email


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