The Israel Initiative Challenge is a competition that recognizes and awards student organizations that execute creative and engaging virtual initiatives highlighting Israel and its contributions to the world during the 2021 Spring Semester.
1. Host a virtual Israel program for your campus community during the 2021 Spring Semester. BONUS: Apply for an ICC microgrant to help fund your program!
2. Once the program is over, fill out this form to enter for a chance to win. Deadline for submission is May 7, 2021.
3. A panel of judges will review all submissions and select finalists, determining first place, second place, and third place winners.
+ First Place: $1,000
+ Second Place: $500
+ Third Place: $250
*Prize money will be awarded to the student organization (not individual(s)) and can be designated however the student organization chooses.
+ Be virtual.
+ Educate about Israeli culture, society, politics, technological advancements, or other facets of life in Israel that interest you/students from your college or university.
+ Engage diverse students and student groups from your college or university.
+ Promote positive relationships, open-minded dialogue, and academic enrichment.
+ Deny the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish and democratic state with secure and recognized borders.
+ Delegitimize, demonize, or apply a double standard to Israel.
+ Support boycott of, divestment from, or sanctions against the State of Israel.
+ Exhibit a pattern of disruptive behavior towards campus events or guest speakers or foster an atmosphere of incivility.
+ Discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.