Hey Deacons. Are you a student? Do you like talking and thinking and videoing about faith? Do you like cash prizes? Then you should think about participating in this contest. You should also tell me you participated so we can plug your contribution here @ HBC. Here’s the info….ohhh and if you haven’t seen the patheos website yet you are missing out.
FYI….the definition of student includes anyone over 18 who is in undergrad, graduate school, or divinity school. This includes second career students too. I know because I asked. SOOOO….that includes many Deacons.
PATHEOS, ON FAITH LAUNCH ‘FAITH ON CAMPUS’ VIDEO CONTEST
‘Patheos and On Faith are two of the leading sites in the world dedicated to driving the dialogue across the world’s many faiths,’ said Leo Brunnick, CEO of Patheos. ‘In this partnership, we’re shining a spotlight on young people and letting them show the world what their faith means to them.’
To promote the contest, Patheos has partnered with On Faith, an online feature from The Washington Post and Newsweek, to advance the dialogue on religion and the critical issues of today.
DENVER, Nov. 12, 2009, Patheos.com, the world’s premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, is calling on all students with a digital video camera to share their perspectives on their faith with the launch of a video challenge targeted at college students and young adults across the country.
‘Faith on Campus’ will be open for video submissions from Nov. 12, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2010. During that time, students can also promote their entries and encourage votes through the end of January.
A distinguished panel of judges will select the winning video submission, which will be awarded a cash prize of $2,500. Three runner-up prizes valued at $1,000 will also be awarded for the following three categories:
1. Why I am a [fill in your faith]
2. How I live my beliefs on campus
3. Rituals and practices of my faith
A fifth prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the audience favorite, based on the audience vote at Patheos.com.
The judges for the video contest include some of the most respected figures in today’s conversation on religion:
· William A. Graham, Dean, Harvard Divinity School
· Craig Detweiler, Pepperdine University
· Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Blogger, Author, and Radio Host
· Sally Quinn, Co-Founder, Washington Post‘s On Faith