The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is currently taking applications for its international pro-Israel memes competition. The event that is called the Milstein Meme Competition will provide an opportunity for hundreds of individuals who create pro-Israel memes to show their expertise to the public. The winner of the challenge will be awarded $2,000. Memes are regarded as a cultural touchstone for Gen Z and Millennial no matter if they are poignant, dramatic, or funny. Individuals who wish to participate in the competition will be required to have image macros, which have become a popular type of internet memes. They include videos, images, has tags, and website that spread virally through social media platforms. Adam Milstein aims at using the competitions to create a collection of memes that will be utilized by pro-Israel activists. They will range from classics like Bad Luck Brian and lolcats macros to emerging trends such as Snapchat filters.
According to philanthropist Adam Milstein, the contest will be an interesting way of showing love for Israel with intelligence and humor. The panelists of the competition will be renowned experts in the development and sharing of memes. Most of them are college and high school students. The public will be offered an opportunity to vote as from 3rd to14th August. Every participant is allowed to give a maximum of five memes. Adam Milstein said that the voting the process will involve Facebook “reacts,” which include like, haha, sad, angry, love, or wow. After the closure of the voting period, a panel that will comprise of 6 high school and college student pro-Israel activists will select the final winners.
According to Tamar Lyons, the competition will reward individuals who will show love for Israel and also have a sense of humor. Lyons studies at Ryerson University and is the head of the Students Supporting Israel chapter in her school. She believes that promoting a foundation by using memes is an excellent way of reaching people quickly and enjoyably. Tamar will be one of the judges in the competition. Adam Milstein and his family have worked with different pro-Israel and Jewish organizations to ensure that the completion is successful.