The Tolerance Campaign Challenge
For Middle School Students:
Your task in this challenge is to launch a campaign. The campaign is to promote religious tolerance. Your target audience could be whomever you choose.
You might choose to educate your schoolmates or peers about why promoting religious tolerance is so important in our communities. Or you might want to galvanize people from a particular faith tradition—or no faith at all—to join your campaign.
Your goal? To create a buzz promoting religious tolerance and to mobilize others to join your campaign.
You can use whatever media you prefer to wage your campaign. If you like to write, feel free to advocate religious tolerance via the printed word. If you prefer using newer media to express yourselves, then maybe make a video promoting religious tolerance.
The only other ground rule is that you enter as part of a small group of 3 or 4 collaborators in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.
Write a song to perform together. Then record yourselves performing it and send it in to us as an audio file. Paint a mural or construct a mosaic or other piece of visual artwork together. Then send us a picture of your finished product and/or a time-lapse video of its being constructed. Or write a cartoon or comic strip together.
We’ll identify the best of the entries received as our top prize winners. The first-place group will win a $400 cash award; the second will earn $250; $150 will go to the third-place group. We’ll probably designate some other worthy entrants for Honorable Mention recognition, too. In whatever media or form they exist, we’ll also post the best of these entries on our Boniuk Center website and Facebook or YouTube pages.
The Tolerance Campaign is on! Are you up to the challenge to embrace it?