I AM THIS LAND Is Looking For Your Videos on Diversity

Have something to say about the importance of diversity in America? Tired of close-minded, narrow perspectives and ready to make a difference? Parlour has partnered with Breakthrough, a non-profit organization designed to promote global human rights, to help spread the word about their newest campaign, I AM THIS LAND, a video contest that aims to start conversations about diversity, acceptance and the future of America.

The process is pretty straight-forward. All you have to do is make a video using the phrase “I AM THIS LAND” to express your hope for a positive and open-minded America. You can make any type of video: an animation, short documentary, music video or any other genre or mash-up…whatever your flavor.  The videos will be uploaded to the official Web site and judged by the public.  The top 15 will be voted on by a panel of judges including music video director Liz Friedlander and Sharon Jones from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

Read below for more details:

Info on entering:
From now until January 7th, upload your videos to the contest site www.iamthisland.org, and fans across the country will view, discuss and rate each submission.  Then a panel of high profile judges – John Jackson, director of social responsibility at MTV Networks; Liz Friedlander, award winning music video director for U2, REM and feature  films; Malcolm Campbell, publisher of SPIN magazine; Julie Zeilinger,  founder of teen feminist blog “F bomb”; Maria Hinojosa, award-winning  journalist, and managing editor and host of Latino USA; and singer  Sharon Jones from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – will review the  top 15 videos (top 10 as voted by the public and 5 selected by  Breakthrough) and select the winners. Submissions begin November 16th and  continue until January 7, 2011, and will be judged for overall impact  of message, narrative, calls to action, and creativity.

The top winner receives a grand prize of $2500.  Additional prizes include Activision games such as Guitar Hero, Band  Hero, DJ Hero, a MTV goody bag, tickets to hit Broadway musical Mamma  Mia and more.

For full details, contest rules, and prizes, please  visit www.iamthisland.org .

Last 5 posts by Sherry J. Bitting