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Youth Groups Urged to Enter CAIR Video Contest


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/20/07) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today urged youth groups to enter its online digital video contest designed to help promote mutual understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths in America and worldwide.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) encouraged groups such as Boy and Girl Scout troops; Muslim, Christian and Jewish student associations; and mosque, synagogue or church youth groups to produce a video entry for the contest.

CAIR is offering two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of “Let the Conversation Begin.”

One prize will be awarded to a group or member of America’s Islamic community whose video is deemed most effective at promoting mutual understanding between American Muslims and people of other faiths. The other prize will be awarded to a person of any faith, anywhere in the world, whose video is most effective at promoting mutual understanding between the Islamic World and America.


If a group wins the contest, the prize money will be awarded to it as a group or organization.

Video submissions will be accepted between February 23 and April 15, 2007. Audio (if any) must be in English or with English sub-titles, and the videos must be submitted in .zip format.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787 or 434-851-4079, E-Mail:


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