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Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Opportunity for USA and Canada Students in Eligible
Provinces to Participate in a Social Impact Challenge

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USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education - Teaching with Testimony

Deadline Date:

06/01/21 Midnight PST


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Opportunity for USA and Canada individual students or groups of students in eligible provinces to participate in a social impact challenge with prizes totaling $10,000. Applicants must participate in an interactive module prior to submitting an application. Program participants will create projects that show that art has the ability to build strong, connected, and empathetic communities. Residents of Quebec are excluded from this competition.

The competition is open to students, ages 13-18, who will create a video, write a poem, song, or blog, or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate.

Projects will be judged on an understanding of the challenge module, creativity, connection to testimony, demonstration of the power of story, and the project's ability to generate social impact. The ultimate goal of the project is to showcase the power of story and its ability to connect people, build empathy and bring members of the community together. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186087

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- 1st Place: $6,000 plus a trip to USC Shoah Foundation to meet powerful storytellers and change makers.
- 2nd Place: $3,000
- 3rd Place: $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The “Stronger Than Hate” Challenge (“Challenge”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other commonwealths, territories and possessions) and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) (the “Eligibility Area”) who are at least thirteen (13) years of age and who are students enrolled in 6th through 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located within the Eligibility Area, at the time of entry and when prizes are awarded (each, a “Student”).

Before students enter the Challenge, they must obtain permission from a parent/legal guardian.

If participating as a Student Group, the group members must name one Student as the “Student Group Leader,” who will submit the Challenge entry on behalf of the Student Group.

Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsors, Promotion Mechanics, Inc. (“Administrator”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, promotional suppliers, prize providers, and the immediate family members (spouse, siblings, and children, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, “Challenge Entities”) are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The Challenge is open and will end on June 1, 2021 at midnight PST.

Before starting a project, students must complete the Stronger Than Hate interactive module. Applicants will need to reference specific testimony in their final project and artist’s statement.

After completing the module, students work individually or as a team (up to 4 members) to begin brainstorming ideas for their challenge submission.

The judging period begins on June 3 and ends on June 17. Winners will be announced on or around August, 2021.

After finalizing their work, students will register for an account to officially submit their project for consideration. Students must obtain consent from a parent or guardian to create an account, which can be completed electronically with a few simple steps. Parents/guardians will receive a username and password to share with their child to complete the submission process.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per Student, regardless of whether that Student participates as an individual or in an eligible Student Group. Entries received in excess of this limit will be void.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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