College students around the U.S. are invited to test their film making skills in a contest to promote an authentic view of marriage and lasting commitment.
The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, announced on Thursday its first annual “Reel Love Challenge,” which calls on students to submit 30 second videos answering the question “How is lifelong love possible?”
A press release for the initiative stated that video submissions will be accepted from September 20 of this year until February 1, 2011. An awards ceremony in will then be held in San Diego, where finalists’ videos will be viewed and a winner will be announced by a panel of judges.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of The Ruth Institute, called the challenge “an exciting opportunity to show our culture that life long love can and does exist – and that it exists in the union of marriage.”
“We all benefit from successful marriages,” she said adding that for college students, “this contest provides an opportunity to capture and show what lasting love looks like from their perspective – at an age when marriage may not be very far in the future for them.”
“We are anticipating an impressive display of creativity and are thrilled to see what these students produce.”
The “Reel Love Challenge” award ceremony will be broadcast live on the groups’ website, with the first-prize winner receiving $2,000, the second, $1,500, and the third $1,000.
More information can be found at: http://www.ruthinstitute.org/reellovechallenge.