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Make the World
Stronger Than Hate.

The 2018 iWitness Video Challenge is now closed.

Educators have a powerful opportunity to educate and inspire students to make change now.

The 2018 IWitness Video Challenge, created by USC Shoah Foundation and in partnership with Discovery Education, provides an actionable way to promote equality, challenge bias, discuss tolerance, and engage students in a service-learning project that inspires action.

Teachers and students can be part of a movement that counters hatred in all its forms, from racism to antisemitism to xenophobia.

Discover Your Story.
Transform Your Community.

In this contest, students will listen to testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide and become inspired to counter hate. They will complete research-based and standards-aligned activities, culminating in a community action project. To compete in the Video Challenge, students will document their work in a video essay, which will share their message with the world.


Thanks to the continued support from Ford Motor Co., which is sponsoring the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge as part of its commitment to innovative educational outreach, this year's Challenge will award top entries from students, teachers, and schools with scholarships and grants totaling $10,000.


  • First prize = $5,000 scholarship
  • Second prize = $1,000 scholarship
  • Third prize = $500 scholarship


  • $1,000 Grant


  • $2,500 Grant

More about IWitness

IWitness ( is an educational website developed by USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. IWitness brings the human stories of the Institute's Visual History Archive to secondary school teachers and their students via engaging multimedia-learning activities. By integrating testimony-based education with the development of digital literacy and other 21st-century competencies, IWitness encourages critical thinking and self-reflection.