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ADAM MILSTEIN

A PROUD ISRAELI-AMERICAN ACTIVE PHILANTHROPIST

Milstein Meme Competition Launches Today

The Milstein Family Foundation will award cash prizes to meme creators who show the fun and funny side of pro-Israel activism by creating entertaining and shareable images.

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The Milstein Meme Competition will give a chance for hundreds of pro-Israel meme creators to show off their skills and win cash prizes.

This contest is a fun and funny way for us to express our love and support for Israel. Our panelists are young people who are the foremost authorities in making and sharing memes.

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation began accepting submissions to its worldwide competition for the pro-Israel memes today. The second Milstein Meme Competition will give a chance for hundreds of pro-Israel meme creators to show off their skills and win cash prizes totaling $2,000.

Whether funny, dramatic or poignant, memes are a cultural touchstone for Millennials and Gen Z. The contest will solicit image macros, one of the most popular forms of internet memes, which are images, websites or hashtags that spread virally over social media, often with slight variations. The contest will add to the pro-Israel “meme stash” generated by the first Milstein Meme Competition, which in 14 days had more than 110 people from a dozen countries on six continents submit over 300 memes, which received over 16,000 votes during the weeklong voting period.

“This contest is a fun and funny way for us to express our love and support for Israel,” philanthropist Adam Milstein said. “Our panelists are young people who are the foremost authorities in making and sharing memes.”

The contest’s public voting period will begin on Dec. 1. Each participant can submit up to three memes. The public voting will take the form of Facebook “reacts” — like, love, haha, sad, wow or angry. Both submissions and voting will end on Dec. 8 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

After the period of public voting, the final winners will be chosen by a panel of 10 college and high school student pro-Israel activists. Cash prizes will be awarded to one first-place winner, two second-place winners, five third-place winners, and 10 runners-up. Winners will be determined by a group of student judges who were selected by the Milstein Meme Competition’s partner organizations. All of the winners will be announced Dec. 14.

“I saw how successful this competition was this summer and I am excited to be part of this impactful campaign,” said contest judge Melanie Ross, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “I am looking forward to seeing a lot of creative ways to not only promote Israel as a fun and exciting place but to spread some light streaming from the pro-Israel community, showing that being pro-Israel doesn’t always mean dealing with cold politics.”

The Milstein Family Foundation partnered with more than a dozen Jewish and pro-Israel organizations to sponsor the contest. To sign up or vote, go to milsteinmemes.org.

About the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: The Milstein Family Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation, providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.-Israel Alliance. Learn more at: http://milsteinff.org/

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