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The Sikh Coalition News
June 26, 2012

Accepting Entries For The 2012 Diversity Video Competition

Are you interested in filmmaking?

Are you tired of being looked at suspiciously because you are Sikh?

Enter in the Sikh Coalition’s Diversity Video Competition to make a difference, and have your voice heard.

The Sikh Coalition invites you to create a video for this year’s Diversity Video Competition! The first place winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and have his/her film premiered at the Sikh Arts and Film Festival in New York City in November! The deadline for entry is September 30, 2012.

Once entries are submitted, the public will be given an opportunity to view the top films, and vote for their favorites. Then, a panel of expert judges will select the 1st and 2nd place winners.

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!

Film-makers 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.

The application, rules, and submission instructions are available by clicking here.


  • Contestants of all ages may submit to the competition.
  • Prior film experience is not necessary.
  • All entries will be considered without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability


Submission Deadline

All entries must be submitted online no later than September 30, 2012. To download an instruction and application form, please click here.

All information, details, and contact information for inquires may be found at http://www.sikhcoalition.org/our-programs/education/diversity-video-competition.

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