AAA-ICDR Foundation & #CampusBridge Student Contest

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AAA-ICDR Foundation & #CampusBridge Student Contest

The American Arbitration Association - International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation and #CampusBridge at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Divided Community Project are extending their contest for college and university student teams across the United States.

AAA-ICDR Foundation & #CampusBridge Student Social Video Contest
AAA-ICDR Foundation & #CampusBridge Student Social Video Contest

Theme: Create original content crafted specifically to drive engagement actions and captivate viewers on social networks that contributes positively to U.S. campus environments amidst reactions to Middle East violence and the rise of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. Your content should aim to:

  • Enhance Safety and Well-Being: Foster a secure, supportive campus atmosphere.
  • Counter Divisiveness: Challenge negative stereotypes and promote mutual understanding.
  • Promote Anti-Hate Norms: Encourage a culture of respect and inclusion within the campus community.

Awards: Up to 10 winning groups will receive:

  • National Recognition: Public acknowledgment and appreciation for positively impacting student life nationwide, along with personal satisfaction.
  • $10,000 Grant: Awarded to the winners’ colleges or universities for initiatives that align with the contest goals, such as educational programs or publication of materials.
  • Showcase: Winning content will be featured on the #CampusBridge and AAA-ICDR Foundation websites and in other media.


  • Content Ideas: Creative content (video, animation, music, printed material, etc.)  could, for example, showcase efforts to support other students even if they hold different views on Middle East violence, illustrate how campus atmosphere affects students, highlight support for targeted students, or demonstrate compassion and respect. For other ideas, please click here.
  • Submission: Submissions must not exceed 5GB. Videos should be 15 seconds to two minutes long and crafted specifically to drive engagement actions and captivate viewers on social networks, and MOV or MP4 format preferred.
  • Privacy: Highlight your campus/group and ensure individuals featured understand and agree that winning content will be published online. Please avoid using individual names in your submission. Or don’t use people at all, use of animation or other creative ideas are permitted. 

Submission Deadline: Submissions will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis until the grant funds are expended.

How to Submit:

Complete the submission form, including team identification, affirmation of inclusivity, the group’s future project plans, consent for broad content sharing, originality confirmation, affirmation that the submission does not contain AI-generated or materials or music that is copyrighted, student status certification, and contact details. Please include a suggestion for how the award should be used on your campus to further the goals of the contest.

Selection Criteria:

  • Contribution to the contest’s goals.
  • Video's engaging quality.
  • The group’s commitment to continuing efforts towards the goals.
  • Collaboration across differing views on Middle East violence.
  • Adherence to submission guidelines.

Selection Committee: A diverse panel of professionals in collaborative dispute resolution, communication specialists, and students with varied perspectives on Middle East violence will evaluate submissions.

For any inquiries, please contact

This contest offers a platform for students to express creativity, promote unity, and make a tangible impact on campus culture. We encourage groups from all higher education institutions to participate and help build a more inclusive and understanding community.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 2/16/24 and ends once the grant funds have been expended; open only to college and university students who are based in and legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years old or older; see Official Rules here [ Foundation and CampusBridge Studio Video Contest Official Rules.pdf] for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/values, and complete details; void where prohibited.  Sponsors: American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation, Inc., 120 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10271 and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Divided Community Project, 55 West 12th Avenue, Drinko Hall, Columbus, OH 43210-1391  



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