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January 13, 2017 6:57 am

Jewish Foundation Launches Second ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

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A scene from “Superman's Got Nothing On Israel,” the winning entry in last year's "Inspired by Israel" video contest. Photo: YouTube.

A scene from “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel,” the winning entry in last year’s “Inspired by Israel” video contest. Photo: YouTube. – The second annual “Inspired by Israel” contest, challenging entrants to create entertaining, educational and inspirational videos about the Jewish state, has been launched.

“This contest offers a vivid and dynamic way for us to show the amazing people, places and innovations of Israel,” said philanthropist Adam Milstein, co-founder of the Milstein Family Foundation, which started the contest in partnership with the Israel Video Network and the 12Tribe Films Foundation.

“This is a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds, faiths and ages to share with the world why Israel inspires them,” he added. “Last year, we received nearly 100 videos from more than a dozen countries, with creators including high school and college students, renowned filmmakers and even a kindergarten class.”

A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winning videos, including an $8,000 grand prize.

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Last year’s winner, “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel,” highlighted Israeli humanitarian and disaster relief responses around the world.

“Israel is a country built on inspiration. The idea of creating short films that reflect the many ways Israel inspires is a natural way to embrace that,” said David Suissa, president of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and Tribe Media, who will serve on the contest’s panel of expert judges.

Participants must register by Feb. 1 and submit their videos by March 6. Public voting on the entries will take place from March 20-29, with the top 10 announced on April 30.

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