Be part of the discussion on countering racism and promoting diversity!
Share your story and offer your ideas through our ‘Combating Racism and Discrimination Video Contest’.
Both nationally and internationally, our society is being challenged with issues of division and differences. The past century has seen many positive steps towards achieving equality, however, there is still much room for growth. What comes to your mind when your hear the words ‘racism’ and ‘discrimination’? What are your experiences with racism and discrimination? What do you think we can do to promote diversity and champion equality? We would like to hear from you!
Use your voice to stand up against racism by creating a short video detailing your experience with the fight against discrimination and the celebration of Canada’s diversity.
Videos can be emailed directly to [email protected]. Or, you are also welcome to upload the video to youtube/vimeo and email us the link!
All accepted applicants will be entered into a draw to win one of several UNA-Canada prize packages, which will include UNA-Canada gear, gift certificates, and more. One applicant aged 17-21 will also be invited as a delegate to UNA-Canada’s prestigious CANIMUN conference, to be held on February 23-27th 2017 in Ottawa.
The following are some examples of potential talking points for your video, feel free to be creative!
A story of when…
- You, a family member, or a friend, have felt discriminated against or marginalized
- Someone has stood up for you when you felt discriminated against or marginalized;
- You have stood up for someone who was being discriminated against or marginalized;
- You felt welcome by people of a different ethno-cultural group;
- Why you think diversity is important.
- Your ideas to fight social injustice, racism, and discrimination
Please end the video by taking the UNA-Canada Sports Unites pledge.
“My name is _(first name)____, and I pledge to take action to combat racism and discrimination.”
All applications must be accompanied by a completed Media Release form: Click here
Contest deadline: September 5th, 2016 at midnight!
- You may enter as an individual or as a group. One video per applicant will be considered for prizes.
- Maximum video length: 5 minutes. Minimum video length: 45 seconds
- Videos should be emailed to [email protected], uploaded to YouTube, or uploaded to Vimeo in the highest quality possible. 1920×1080 (1080p) or 1280×720 (720p) is ideal
- Each applicant must have completed the Media Release form (click here). Applicants under the age of 18 must have the Media Release form completed by a parent/guardian.
- Do not film people without their permission. Any identifiable people in your video must be individually submit a media release form.
- Respect copyright laws. If you choose to use any images, sounds or music, the content must be your own original work, have appropriate, documented permission, or be in the public domain and follow applicable copyright laws. Check out Creative Commons, a search engine for open source licensed content. (http://search.creativecommons.org/)
- Selected videos will be compiled and released in a public setting. Language and content should be appropriate for an all-ages audience. Hateful and hurtful language will not be accepted.
Some examples from UNA-Canada staff and interns
Special thanks to our funder:
Alberta Human Rights Commission