Video contest asks young people to speak about lifelong love

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A video contest offering thousand-dollar prizes is asking young adults to share their ideas about what makes lifelong love possible and why it is worth the effort.

The “Reel Love Challenge,” sponsored by the California-based Ruth Institute, asks young adults ages 18 to 30 to submit videos responding to either or both of these questions to the contest website.

Ruth Institute founder and president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse encouraged young people to participate in the challenge.

“Marriage will be what your generation makes it. Divorce, adultery, even incest are all over the news,” she commented. “I urge all emerging adults to take matters into their own hands and begin to create a culture of fidelity and love.”

She suggested entrants interview their parents or grandparents or give their own ideas.

“The videos can be professional looking, or just done with a cell phone camera. We are more interested in content, thoughts, and ideas, than Hollywood production quality,” she explained.

The contest ends on Feb. 1, 2011. The first-prize winner will receive $2,000, the second-prize winner will receive $1,500 and the third place winner will receive $1,000. Winners will be announced in mid-February.

The Ruth Institute is a project of the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund.

More information about the contest is available at www.ruthinstitute.org/reellovechallenge.

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