2011-May-Diversity-video-competitionAre you interested in filmmaking?

Do you care about school bullying?

The Sikh Coalition invites participants for this year’s Diversity Video Competition! The first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and have his/her film premiered at the Sikh Arts and Film Festival in New York City this Fall! The deadline for entry is August 15, 2011. Once entries are submitted, a panel of judges will select the top films. This year’s Diversity Competition expert judges include Dr. Paul Johar, JusReign, Kevin Lee, and Manbeena Kaur. The public will then be given the opportunity to view these films and vote for the first-prize winner!

Competition Topic

Bullying and harassment in schools is sadly becoming more and more prevalent, especially bullying based on race, religion, gender, etc. Referencing the Sikh experience, please create a 5 minute video (or less) that addresses this issue and possible solutions. Application materials and in-depth information (guidelines, rules, submission procedures) are available by clicking here.


Contestants of all ages may submit entries to the competition. Prior film experience is not necessary. Last year’s winner was a first time filmmaker! All entries will be considered without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability


First Place: $1,000 cash prize as well as have his/her film premiered at the Sikh Art and Film Festival. Second Place: $500

Submission Deadline

All entries must be submitted online no later than August 15, 2011. To download an instruction and application form, please click here. All information, details, and contact information for inquires may be found at www.sikhcoalition.org/Video_Competition.