Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!
Greetings from SikhNet headquarters in sunny Espanola New Mexico where we are all very excited about the first ever online Sikh Youth Film Festival competition which is launching right now. The goal of this friendly competition is to support our Sikh Youth all over the world and to encourage and inspire them to get involved in media and film and use their creativity to produce interesting and educational pieces designed to spread the spirit of Sikhi, into our spirit, values and culture.
We are writing to you to personally ask for your help in letting everyone know about this very special event.
First, go to the Youth Film Festival page for more information about the event.
Second, please print out some Film Festival Flyers and post on your Gurdwara and Langar Hall bulletin boards. Also talk to your local Gurdwara management about announcing the project to your sangat. Nothing works better than actually talking to people about it.
Third, Forward this email around to friends or family that you think might be interested.
Fourth, If you have a website we have also created a few different small images which you can post on your website to help promote the youth film festival.
However creative you can be, please spread the word about this event within your local community.
Now is the time! The deadline for entries is August 31st and the winners will be announced in September. In addition to significant cash prizes totaling $2,600 US Dollars, all winners and honorable mentions will receive official Film Festival award certificates from SikhNet.
This is a great summer project for any student and our expectation is that student entrants will be able to bring their summer film project back to school in the Fall for extra credit.
If you are a parent, encourage your children to get involved and create a video for the competition. No previous video experience required! We have created a special page to help you get started. Don't be shy, just do it, and have fun!
Thank you for your help in getting the word out!
Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa