Thursday, September 23, 2010

Announcing the Save Our Streets Multimedia Contest

We invite you to take part in the 2011 Save Our Streets Multimedia Contest. We are seeking talented youth and adult artists to contribute to our anti-gun violence public education campaign. We are accepting submissions for Public Service Announcement, Video or Radio Short, and Poster Design categories. The goal is to convey the strong message that shootings and killings are not acceptable in Crown Heights or any other neighborhood.  
Submissions will be reviewed by distinguished community members with final decisions being made by the S.O.S. leadership team. In determining the contest winners, there will be two rounds of review. Those who pass the first review round will be invited to the 2011 Save Our Streets Multimedia Festival and Awards Ceremony where competing submissions will be exhibited and winners will be publicly recognized. Winners will also be featured on the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center blog.  
Why Submit?
-If you win, you can expect your work to appear all over Crown Heights and on local media venues as a symbol of hope and positive change for our community.
-You will be joining a program that is part of a national effort to reduce gun violence.
-1st and 2nd place winners from each category will be awarded with a monetary prize and will be considered for future paid engagement.  
To Register
Contact Micah Weiss, Special Projects Coordinator, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, to receive specific guidelines and the S.O.S. logo for your submission. 718-773-6886, Or click HERE to register online.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Win up to $10,000 in the National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students

The United States Institute of Peace is holding their annual National Peace Essay Contest. This scholarship contest is for high school students who are interested in international issues, conflict resolution, peace studies, justice, and human rights. The 2010-2011 contests topic is “Governance, Corruption, and Conflict.” Students must answer the question:

For those who hope to prevent violent conflict, how can their efforts to reduce, if not eliminate, corruption best contribute to building sustainable peace using two cases of countries in transition from war to peace?

First-place state winners receive scholarships and are invited to Washington for a five-day awards program. The Institute pays for expenses related to the program, including travel, lodging, meals and entertainment. This unique five-day program promotes an understanding of the nature and process of international peacemaking by focusing on a region and/or theme related to the current essay contest.

Click here for more detailed information on eligibility, registration, submission, and other requirements.

Deadline: February 1st, 2011

Thursday, September 16, 2010

DCTV anti-gun violence film screening and panel discussion, Tuesday, 9/21

Beyond Bullets, a project of the Downtown Community Television Center and partner in trying to reduce gun violence in New York City, will hold an anti-gun violence film screening featuring the moving "Harlem Mother" and several short videos from After the movie, Shaina Harrison from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence  (and a former CHCMC staff member) will be featured in a panel discussion among others.

Click here to see Beyond Bullets’ short film on S.O.S: Save Our Streets Crown Heights.

When: Tuesday, September 21st, 2:00 PM
Where: DCTV- 87 Lafayette St., New York, NY
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Unnoticed Beauty" - A Photography Competition by Ground Up Designers

Ground Up Designers, an interdisciplinary design studio in Brooklyn, is hosting the “Unnoticed Beauty” photography competition as part of their Built & Branded book project that focuses on discovering new artistic perspectives within Central Brooklyn communities. The photographs for the Unnoticed Beauty competition must be taken within Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, or Fort Green. Two photographs from each neighborhood will be selected to become a part of the Built & Branded project. The selected photographs will be published in the project’s book, digital map, and post card set, as well as being exhibited at the book project’s release party.
From Ground Up:
“What is the most beautiful place in Crown Heights? What was that intriguing thing you noticed on the street in Fort Greene? SHOW US! Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have, we are excited to see what you come up with!”

Submission Requirements:
-One photograph OR a series of five photographs (one from each neighborhood) based on the competition’s theme, “Unnoticed Beauty”.
-All photographs must be submitted in high-resolution digital form.
-Location (address or cross st.), Date, and Time photograph was taken
-Your Name, Phone Number & Email Address

Registration Deadline: Friday – September 17th 2010
Submission Deadline: Emailed to Lana Zellner by: Thursday – September 30, 2010, 5:00pm
Open To: Student, professional, and aspiring photographers
Entry Fee: None

Contact: Lana Zellner
Phone: 347.722.1659