The world is too dangerous to live in – not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.
Theme: I Was a Bystander
We all like to think that we are not going to be bystanders; but in reality, there have been times when we have come face to face with a situation or incident where we witnessed seriously hurtful and inappropriate behavior toward another human being and we stayed silent, walked away, and did nothing.
Recalling one such occasion, create an original 1 to 2½ minute video that depicts the situation you confronted, what you think you would have done differently, and what the consequences might have been.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is dedicated to educating Texas residents about the Holocaust and other genocides. Genocides do not happen overnight; they start with confrontations that set others, the VICTIMS, apart, as somehow being a threat to our well-being, and are generally unprovoked.
Create an original 1 to 2 1/2 minute video for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, commemorated April 2014. All submissions are due by March 14, 2014.
Two grade categories – Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Gold Key $375
Silver Key $200
Bronze Key $125
Teachers of Gold Key winners in each category will receive $100 for class supplies. Entrants must attend a Texas school.