Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation recently announced that it would begin accepting submissions for its global competition aimed at supporting Israel using pro-Israel memes. The much-anticipated Milstein Meme Competition will kick off on August 3, 2017, and is fully supported by founder Adam Milstein.
All pro-Israel meme creators stand a chance to showcase not only their skills but also win cash prizes that total $2,000. According to Adam Milstein, memes are funny, poignant, dramatic, and a cultural milestone for Gen Z and Millennials. The competition will include image macros that include videos, images, hashtags, or websites that spread over social media virally. What’s more, the contest will create a stash of memes from classics like Bad Luck Brian and lolcats macros to emerging ones like Snapchat’s hot dog filter and MS Paint tributes.
Adam Milstein said that the contest was a fun way for people to express their support for Israel with levity and wit. He added that the panelists, consisting of college and high school students, are foremost authorities in creating and sharing memes.
Each participant will be allowed to submit at most five memes. Public voting will start on August 3, 2017. It will be in the form of reactions on Facebook including like, haha, sad, love, anger, or wow. Submissions and voting are scheduled to end on August 14, 2017.
Finalists will be selected by a panel consisting of six high school and college student pro-Israel activists. Cash prizes will go to one first-placed winner, two second-placed finalists, five third-placed finalists, and ten runners-up. All winners will be announced on August 17, 2017.
Both Adam Milstein and Tamar Lyons, a student and pro-Israel activist at Ryerson University, believe that the contest will reward people who love Israel and have a sense of humor. According to Lyons, promoting a cause using memes is a fast and fun way to reach people. She is one of the contest’s judges.
Adam Milstein and his family foundation partnered with several pro-Israel and Jewish organizations to sponsor the meme contest. Milstein is an established businessman, real estate developer, and philanthropist who believes in supporting and promoting Israeli-American