Quantum Youth Activism
QuantumShift TV presents a youth activism video challenge called “Be the Change! Share the Story!”, collecting videos of young people in grades 1-12 in the U.S. and Canada. The focus of the projects will be on social or environmental issues that are important to the community and the kids. Contestants will submit two videos: one describing their intentions for the project, and one showing how they completed their goals.
QuantumShift TV is offering $50,000 value awards and prizes which will be given to the schools of the top team winners in each of the three age groups of the contest. A panel of socially conscious celebrity judges like Bioneer Paul Hawken, social justice advocate Van Jones, pro-skater Bob Burnquist, and author Lynne Twist will decide the winners.
Inspired by the immense popularity of Internet video sites like YouTube, Quantum Shift CEO Hugo Bonjean launched QuantumShift.tv as a video platform for activist projects. Gathering partnerships from organizations like UNICEF, Free the Children, Care and the Sierra Youth Coalition & Plan, the “Be the Change! Share the Story!” challenge seeks to inspire children to start thinking critically about the importance of activism, and their own potential impact in the world.
Click here to view the submitted videos.
For more information about the contest, you can visit the Quantum shift website.
Tristan Gulliford is a writer, dreamer, and aspiring myth-keeper who makes electronic music under the name "Dreamcode". He is currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder.