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$1000 Empowering Asian Americans Video Contest Due 6/21

June 7, 2021

Learn more here about Talk and Mend’s Empowering Asian Americans Storytelling Video Contest. The contest is open to current Asian American residents of the U.S. who are 14 to 25 years of age (guardian/parental consent is required for entrants 14-17 years of age at time of entry).

This contest is an opportunity for 14-25 year old Asian Americans to tell the world their story of what it means to live in the United States as an Asian American and to share their ideas for effectuating positive change for the Asian American community and their proposed call to action in our community to stop the Asian Hate.

For each category of entrants (high school and college/beyond):
One (1) Grand Prize consisting of a $1,000 gift card;
One (1) Runner-Up Prize consisting of a $500 gift card; and
One (1) Third Place Prize consisting of a $300 gift card.

The Contest begins on May 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on June 21, 2021. You must upload your video to YouTube and submit your entry form by June 21, 2021 (CST). Finalists selected by July 8, 2021. Public viewing and voting on the finalist videos from July 8 to July 14, 2021. Winners determined on or after July 15, 2021.

How to Enter:
Upload your video to YouTube and submit the entry form at by June 21, 2021.

The video must be no shorter than two (2) minutes and no longer than three (3) minutes in length.

What should your video include:
The video must include: (i) 60-90 seconds of material on the subject of your lived experience of being an Asian American living in the United States of America; and (ii) 60-90 seconds of material on ideas for positive change (e.g., public policy needed to effectuate positive changes at a national level, your call to action in your community to stop the Asian hate, changes that are immediately accessible for the Asian community, etc.).

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