An online contest to showcase “Israel@60″ was launched.
The Israel Project invited filmmakers, writers and other artists worldwide to submit entries in the categories of television advertisement, video and printable flyer to commemorate Israel’s founding in 1948.
Winning entries in the TV and video categories will be posted on YouTube.com.
The organization’s newly refurbished Web site provides information in six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Russian. Contest entries will be accepted in those languages through June 30.
Voting for the TV and video entries will take place via YouTube. Judges will use those votes as part of their criteria in determining the winners.
The winning 30-second ad in English will air on CNN at the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
The Israel Project said it expanded its Web site and launched the online contest to counteract the Internet’s exploitation by terrorist groups.
For information on the contest, visit www.theisraelproject.org/contest.