Social Change Essay and Media Contest

Do you want to be part of the Arab American Summit to Advance Social Change on November 16th – 18th? If so, enter the Social Change Contest for a chance at free registration for MOVE 2017!

Video and written submissions on the following topics will be accepted:

  • Share a time when you got involved with a cause that you cared about.
  • What role do you think young people play in social justice and social change?

Need More Information?



  • 1 submission is allowed per person. That means please only enter a video OR written submission
  • Video submissions MUST be under 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Essay submissions MUST be between 500 – 750 words.
  • Spoken word (video) or written poetry does not have a time/word limit.
  • Content MUST be appropriate and nonpartisan


  • Submissions will be accepted until 11:45 pm on September 30, 2017
  • Winners will be notified by October 20, 2017

Selection Process and Prizes

  • Two winners will be chosen from each category: Two video entry  winners + Two  written submission winners = Four total winners
  • Winners will receive free MOVE 2017 registration only. Lodging and travel are not included.
  • Winning submissions will also be used in MOVE promotion and featured on the website, social media accounts, etc.




Ready to Enter?

Submit your written or visual piece below. Remember that the deadline is 11:45 pm on September 30, 2017.

Thank you for your interest! Our contest is now closed. Please check back on September 13 to see our winners!