LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will begin voting to determine which 10 video entrants in the “Inspired by Israel” video contest will be shown to an elite panel of judges. More than 80 individuals and groups entered the contest by creating videos that entertain, educate and inspire people about Israel.
A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning videos, including an $8,000 Grand Prize. Hosted on IsraelVideoNetwork.com, the contest is sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in partnership with the 12Tribe Films Foundation.
Following this ten-day period of public voting, which ends on March 29, the top ten prizes will be selected by a panel of independent experts, including philanthropist Gila Milstein, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media President David Suissa and StandWithUs Israel Executive Director Michael Dickson. The winners will be announced on April 30.
“This contest is a vivid and dynamic way for us to show to the world the amazing people, places and innovations of Israel,” philanthropist Adam Milstein said. “By voting on their favorite videos, the public can participate in the contest, and let us know which videos most inspire them.”
Entries in last year’s competition received more than 500,000 views during the voting period. The Grand Prize-winning video for 2016, “Superman's Got Nothing On Israel,” received hundreds of thousands of views and was featured or shared by the Jewish Journal, the Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, StandWithUs, Israeli politicians, CAMERA, the Israeli Consulate, Maccabi Netherlands and many other organizations and individuals.
A trailer for the voting period is available here.
About the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: The Milstein Family Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation, providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.-Israel Alliance. Learn more at: http://milsteinff.org/.