SOURCE: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

April 16, 2008 16:06 ET

New Video Contest Seeks Film-Makers Who Want to Be Peace-Makers

"Better Than a Thousand Hollow Videos Is One Video That Brings Peace" -- Inspired by the Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the 2008 Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest.

The contest is hosted on YouTube at www.youtube.com/group/2008Swackhamer. The contest seeks short (2-3 minute) videos from people of all ages and all countries.

The topic is: "There are about 26,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Use your creativity to make a short video about why US leadership is necessary to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons."

             Cash prizes are awarded to the top three videos:

                           1st Prize: $1,000
                             2nd Prize: $750
                             3rd Prize: $250

The contest rules are posted on the Foundation's website, http://www.wagingpeace.org/menu/programs/awards-&-contests/video-contest/2008/index.html.

All entries must be received by June 16, 2008. Winners will be announced on or before July 15, 2008.

The contest is being run in conjunction with a major new educational campaign by the Foundation.

Called US Leadership for a Nuclear-Weapons Free World - An Appeal to the Next President of the United States, the campaign is gathering the support of one million people and will deliver those names to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2009.

The Dalai Lama, Walter Cronkite, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Daniel Ellsberg, Frances Moore Lappé, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ben Cohen and many others have signed up at www.wagingpeace.org/appeal.

A 10-minute DVD, Nuclear Weapons & the Human Future, is available online at http://www.wagingpeace.org/nuc_weapons_human_future.php.

For more information contact: Rick Wayman, Director of Programs, 805 965 3443, rwayman@napf.org or Director of Public Affairs, Steven Crandell, email scrandell@napf.org

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation -- The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.

For more information about the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, see www.wagingpeace.org/menu/about.

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