“My Crown, My Faith”: Call for entrants for Sikh Coalition video competition

The Sikh Coalition is calling for participants for their third annual Diversity Video Competition.  Michigan’s Gulshan Singh, who won last year for his video called “Let It Out” (see above) was even interviewed in the Wall Street Journal about his video and experiences with bullying.

This year, the topic is “My Crown, My Faith”:

Are you tired of being looked at negatively because you are Sikh?
Are you interested in filmmaking?

Create awareness. Make a difference

We are inviting you to create a video for the Sikh Coalition’s 3rd Annual Diversity Video Competition.

Topic: My Crown, My Faith.

How does it feel to be a Sikh? Why don’t you try! Walk a mile in our shoes!

Filmmakers are encouraged to create a 5 minute video (or less) which depicts a non-Sikh adorning/wearing a Sikh turban for a day, and presenting himself/herself as a Sikh. The turban is a Sikh article of faith, and should always be treated with respect. The film should capture the reactions of passersby, friends, and family members. Pre and post interviews with main characters are encouraged.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012

Only you can help non-Sikhs understand what it feels like to look “different”. By creating this video, you are helping to spread awareness about the turban, and its deep significance to a Sikh.

This year’s first place winner gets $1500 and will have his/her film premiered at the Sikh Arts and Film Festival in NYC in November!

To apply, please visit http://www.sikhcoalition.org/our-programs/education/diversity-video-competition.

This is a great way to get your message out in a creative way.

Last year’s second place video “I Will Stand Up” by Jasleen Kaur is below:


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