The Adam Milstein Meme Competition opened July 28th and has already received hundred of pro-Israel meme submissions! The competition is hosted by the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation along with other partnered Jewish and pro-Israel groups that wanted to appraoch pro-Israel topics in a fresh way that would encourage conversation and submissions from younger generations of pro-Israel people.
The competition is open to people across the world and the only requirement is that the meme be pro-Israel or address pro-Israel topics. Adam Milstein saw how Millennialls and Generation Z express themselves and their reactions to events or news through memes and wanted to create a space for collective expression of pro-Isreael topics and events. Thus, the Adam Milstein Meme Competition was born.
Submissions opened July 28th and many have already come in. Submissions are welcomed until August 3rd when the submission period will close and public voting will begin. The public vote will take place on Facebook. Just as Adam Milstein wanted the competition itself to appeal to younger generations, he also wanted the voting process to appeal to a younger demographic, so he decided to do it solely through Facebook. Facebook reactions will gauge the vote and voters can choose a reaction: do they like the meme? do they love the meme? does it make them laugh? does it make them sad? does it make them angry? All reactions will be captured and the memes that do the best will move on to the final round where they will be judged by six pro-Israel activists. Those judges will award the Adam Milstein Meme Competition winners and those winners will split a handsome $2,000 cash prize. In addition to cash, the memes will be shared on a variety of platforms, increasing the probability that the meme and its creator will go viral.
Adam Milstein formed the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation with the overarching vision to reach younger generations of Jewish and pro-Israel people and to encourage them to be passionate about their heritage and to speak up for pro-Israel rights and the importance of the relationship between Israel and America.