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Enter the American Immigration Council's 2015 "Change in Motion" Multimedia Contest

The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce a call for submissions to the 2015 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. The competition challenges today’s young adults to explore the role that immigration plays in their lives and communities through video and other multimedia projects. Projects should focus on celebrating America as a nation of immigrants as well as the immigration's impact on our everyday lives.

The Council Invites You to Enter the 2015 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible? 
Young adults between the ages of 14-25 are eligible to submit entries. Both individual and group entries are permitted; however there is a single cash prize for first, second and third place.

What do we mean by “multimedia?”
Acceptable entries include video projects or photo essays.  

How technical does my project need to be?
Your story and the way you tell it matter more than how sophisticated your technical abilities are. 

Is there a time limit?
Entries should be no more than five minutes in length.

How do we enter the contest? 
There are two ways to submit entries.

  1. Submit a complete and signed application form and a copy of the multimedia file on a CD or DVD, to the American Immigration Council “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest, 1331 G Street N.W. Suite 200, Washington, DC  20005
  2. Submit your video entry via your own YouTube or Vimeo account. Send us an email, attach a complete and signed application form and a link to the submission. On YouTube or Vimeo, please tag the content with the following tag: “American Immigration Council’s ‘Change in Motion’ Multimedia Contest 2015.”

The max file-size for all submissions is 2GB. You can find out more about how to upload files at or

How will the contest be judged? 
The winners will be chosen by representatives of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and a panel of distinguished judges.

What criteria will be used to select the winner? 
The multimedia entries will be judged on the basis of concept, originality, creativity, aesthetics, technical execution, and relevance.

What is the prize?
There are first ($1,000), second ($500) and third place ($250) prizes. 

What is the deadline?
The deadline is 11:59 EST, January 15, 2015. Winners will be notified on or around March 2, 2015. 

Watch the previous award-winning video “Two World’s, One Heart” by Shireen Alihaji: