Memes have become a truly valid form of expression, especially for Millennialls and members of Generation Z. A meme is an easy way to recap a situation in a comical form, or to provide your opinion or reaction to a situation. Because much of our online world is going image-first, memes often gather more attention and eyes than traditional text-heavy posts.
Adam Milstein recognized this and wanted to utilize memes as an outlet for people across the world to share their opinions on matters that affected the pro-Israel community. Therefore, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation partnered with some other big hitting groups in the Jewish and pro-Israel communities to launch the Adam Milstein Meme Competition.
The competition launched last week on the 28th and has already seen some virality of its own. The competition is fun and lighthearted and simply asks that any meme submitted be pro-Israel in nature. The tone and content of the meme are completely up the creator, as is whether it be still, video, etc. You can view the memes submitted or submit your own (limit of 5 submissions per person), by visiting www.ceocfointerviews.com/interviews/AdamMilstein17.htm
Submission will remain open globally until Thursday, August 3rd at 5:00am Eastern Standard Time. At that point, the submissions that have been entered will be cataloged and shared via social media. All judging of the Adam Milstein Meme Competition will follow suit to the lighthearted nature of the competition itself and will be done on Facebook. The goal is Facebook judging is also to help the competition gain affinity with millennials and gen Z. People who visit the page are encouraged to judge each meme by reacting to it using one of Facebook’s reactions that appear as you hover over or hold down the “Like” button.
Finalists of the Facebook public judging will be judged by six pro-Israel activists chosen by Adam Milstein who will rank the finalists and then award them each a portion of a $2,000 cash prize. Adam Milstein and partner groups hope that the competition will encourage openess about pro-Israel issues and that the competition and winning memes will go viral throughout social media.