The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation released the details of the “Inspired by Israel” video contest a couple of weeks ago. The contest was launched in conjunction with the 12 Tribe Films Foundation. The contest is held annually. This year’s contest will be its second edition. The video contest will be hosted on Israelvideonetwork.com.It accepts informative and entertaining videos on Israel. There will be a grand prize of $8,000 and more than $10,000 in cash prizes for the winners. Milstein stated that the contest offered an opportunity to show the world the rich culture and diverse people of the country. He mentioned that they had received numerous videos in the previous contest from various creators including university, kindergarten, and high school students. He added that the contest brought people from all walks of life together to share what they perceive as the best thing about their country.
The best videos will be decided upon by a team of judges after a period of public voting. The panel of experts includes Gila Milstein who is a noted philanthropist, David Suissa who is the President of Tribe Media, and Michael Dickson who is the Executive Director of StandWithUs Israel. Suissa said that he was excited to see what submissions would be sent in and stated that he thought the contest would help people to embrace their country more. The winning video in last year’s contest was viewed thousands of times online. It was shared by some of the top media outlets in Israel including the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Journal, and Algemeiner. The deadlines for registration and submission are 1st February and 6th March respectively. The public will be allowed to vote online between 20th and 29th March. The winners of the contest will be announced on 30th April.
Adam Milstein is a real estate investor and a notable philanthropist. He is currently the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein studied at Technion in Israel before joining the University of California where he graduated with a Master’s in business administration. Adam started his career as a sales agent before venturing into commercial real estate investment. Adam and his wife Gila formed the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000.