Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Win $2000.

Time again for a trip to the mailbag. Natasha called my attention to a contest being sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions, a non-profit organization working to build "a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone."
Citizens for Global Solutions is holding a contest for students, budding artists, multi-media designers, and activists who are interested in making some cool flash videos.  The top contenders will be published on our website for voting and the winners will get cash! We're looking for short flash movies that can inspire, amuse and activate people out there who believe a better world is possible.

Answer this question: Why do global problems matter to Americans and what do you think America should do about them?

Americans get mostly bad news every day about the rest of the world, given the media’s heavy emphasis on wars, conflicts, and humanitarian and natural disasters and the lack of emphasis on solutions. It can seem that global problems are too scary, too big and too numerous to handle. Well, there’s plenty of blame being thrown around for what isn’t working, but no one seems to have a positive vision of what can be done. You have a chance to inspire listeners with your vision of how America can work with other countries to make the world safer and better!
Registration and entry are free, and the top prize is $2000! So get your creative juices flowing and start making your flash movie. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2006. By inspiring others to make the world a better place, you'll become part of the solution.

"Lying is done with words and also with silence." -Adrienne Rich, writer and teacher (1929- )


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Karama said...

Hello RE,

I've written about several other click to donate sites, but I didn't know about Donation Junction. I'll highlight that site in an upcoming post. Thanks for the tip!! And thanks for visiting So what can I do. Please stop by again soon, and spread the word!

Jeff Kozlowski said...

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Karama said...

Thanks a lot, Jeff! I'm glad you are enjoying So what can I do. I hope you'll try some of the ideas and let us know how it goes. You're right, there really are so many ways we can make our world a better place. Best wishes with your efforts. Please visit again soon, and spread the word!