About

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization based in Santa Barbara, California, hosts two peace contests each year.

The Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest is an annual contest in which contestants submit short videos on an aspect of nuclear disarmament (the specific topic is announced on February 1 each year). The deadline for submissions is April 1.

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under. Each year, the deadline for submissions is July 1.

Video Contest

The Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

The 2015 Video Contest has ended. Please check back in early 2016 to see what’s new for the Swackhamer contest.

2015 Contest

Make a video of 90 seconds or less on the following topic: “The Imperative of Reaching Nuclear Zero: The Marshall Islands Stands Up for All Humanity.”

On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands filed the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, accusing all nine nuclear-armed nations of breaking international law by failing to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament. More information on the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits is available at www.nuclearzero.org.

Awards

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
4th Place: $100
5th Place: $50

Deadline

All entries must be received electronically by 5:00 pm Pacific Time on April 1, 2015. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Rules

A submission that does not adhere to all of the contest rules will not be considered for a cash award.

1. Contest begins on February 1, 2015.
2. Submission must be in English (if language is used).
3. Submission must not exceed 90 seconds in length.
4. Submission must be on topic.
5. Submission must not contain foul language or slander.
6. Employees or paid consultants of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, or their immediate family members, are not eligible for a prize.
7. Video can be any type (traditional video, animation, flash, etc.).
8. Winners will be responsible for providing NAPF with a high-resolution copy of their video before prize money is distributed.
9. By submitting your video, you are promising that you own all rights to all material in your video, including the music, images, script, and rights to include all persons, places or organizations included or depicted (see below for information on Creative Commons footage). The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will have distribution rights for non-commercial use, and video makers will have co-distribution rights for either public or commercial use. You also agree to allow the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to use your name, identification, and likeness to use, promote or publicize your video in any manner, without limitation, and without further compensation. You agree to indemnify the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, including for legal costs, against any challenges to the ownership, use of, or rights to material in your video.
10. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By submitting your video, you agree to release Facebook of any and all liability associated with this contest.

How To Enter

There are three different ways to enter:

1. Upload directly to Facebook. 

a. Go to the contest’s Facebook page and “Like” it.
b. Upload your video directly to the contest’s Facebook page.
c. Send an email to kmazzera@wagingpeace.org with your video’s title, your name and your preferred email address (for communication in case you are selected as a winner).
d. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.

2. Link from YouTube 

a. Upload your video to your personal YouTube account.
b. Go to the contest’s Facebook page and “Like” it.
c. Post the URL of your YouTube video to the contest’s Facebook page.
d. Send an email to kmazzera@wagingpeace.org with your video’s title, your name and your preferred email address (for communication in case you are selected as a winner).
e. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.

3. Email the video to us (for those without a Facebook account)

a. Go to www.wetransfer.com.
b. Click on "Add Files" (your file must be less than 2GB in size).
c. In the "Friend's Email" field, enter kmazzera@wagingpeace.org.
d. In the "Your Email" field, enter the email address where you would like to receive confirmation from us.
e. In the "Message" field, enter your full name and the video title.
f. The contest administrator will post your video to the contest's Facebook page. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.

Copyright Issues

There is a significant amount of video and audio available online that falls under Creative Commons licensing. It is permissible to use Creative Commons video and/or audio in your entry as long as you meet the requirements of the particular license. Click here for more information on Creative Commons. Entries that violate copyright are not eligible for a prize.

Judging

A committee of filmmakers and educators selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will judge entries on the basis of originality of ideas, creativity and clarity of expression.

All Rights Reserved

All products resulting from the winning proposals become the property of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to publish or broadcast all submissions to the contest.

Contest Administration

Contest administered by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation -- 1622 Anacapa Street -- Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 965-3443.

Poetry Contest

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under. Each year, the deadline for submissions is July 1.

The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.

Deadline

All entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2015.

Awards

Adult Winner - $1,000
Youth (13 to 18) Winner - $200
Youth (12 and under) Winner - $200
We may award Honorable Mentions in each category.

Procedures

1. Send two copies of up to three typed unpublished poems. Maximum of 30 lines per poem.
2. Include name, address, email, telephone number, and age (if youth) in upper right-hand corner of one copy of each poem.
3. Title each poem.
4. Do not staple individual poems together.
5. Please keep copies of all entries as we will be unable to return them.
Any entry that does not adhere to ALL of the contest rules will not be considered for a prize.

Judging

Judging will be done by a committee of poets selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Copies of the winning poems from previous years are available here.

Send Entries To:

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794

Winners

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by October 1, 2015 on the NAPF website. Winners will be notified by mail.

Book Offer

Please include an additional $10 if you would like to receive a copy of Never Enough Flowers: The Poetry of Peace II, a collection of first-place and honorable mention poems of the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards from 2003-2010.

Entry Fee

Adults - $15 for up to three poems
Youth (13 to 18) - $5 for up to three poems
Youth (12 and under) - no fee
Please make checks payable to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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