Speak Truth Video Contest

“The greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind."  

Robert F. Kennedy

SUBMIT YOUR 2019 CONTEST ENTRY

Contest Deadline: 11:59 p.m., February 17, 2019

About the contest

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights created the annual Speak Truth to Power Video Contest, calling on students to use film as a tool to discuss human rights issues that resonate with them. In creating these short videos, whether they be documentaries, narrative films or digital photo essays, students not only learn about human rights, but also become champions of change and social justice. 

Submissions are judged by a panel of film industry experts, actors and educators, and contest winners will have their films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

CONTEST JUDGES INCLUDE

  • Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President
  • Keegan-Michael Key, award winning actor
  • Alfre Woodard, award winning actor 
  • Matt McCoy, television and film star
2018 Grand Prize Winner
2018 First Place - High School
2018 First Place - Middle School
2018 Honorable Mention