2012 Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

Deadline: 1st of April 2012
Open to: all interested
Prize: 1000 $


Historically and through to the present day, the profound dangers of nuclear weapons have been downplayed or altogether ignored by the mainstream media and educational system.

Make a video of three minutes or less that addresses “what school didn’t teach us: the truth about nuclear weapons.” Winning videos will highlight some of the many dangerous truths about nuclear weapons for the world to see.


  • A submission that does not adhere to all of the contest rules will not be considered for a cash award.
  • Contest begins on February 1, 2012.
  • Submission must be in English (if language is used).
  • Submission must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Submission must be on topic.
  • Submission must not contain foul language or slander.
  • Employees or paid consultants of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, or their immediate family members, are not eligible.
  • Video can be any type (traditional video, animation, flash, etc.).
  • Contestants must upload video entries to the 2012 Swackhamer Contest Facebook page.
  • Contestants must submit the official entry form as described below.
  • Winners will be responsible for providing NAPF with a high-resolution copy of their video before prize money is distributed.

By submitting your video, you are stating that you own all rights to all material in your video, including the music, images, script, and rights to include all persons, places or organizations included or depicted.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will have distribution rights for non-commercial use, and video makers will have co-distribution rights for either public or commercial use. You also agree to allow the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to use your name, identification, and likeness to use, promote or publicize your video in any manner, without limitation, and without further compensation. You agree to indemnify the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, including for legal costs, against any  challenges to the ownership, use of, or rights to material in your video.


Join the contest’s Facebook page. Once you have added your video to the Facebook page, fill out the contest entry form. You will need to include your video’s URL on your entry form.

There is a significant amount of video and audio available online that falls under Creative Commons licensing. It is permissible to use Creative Commons video and/or audio in your entry as long as you meet the requirements of the particular license. Click here for more information on Creative Commons.

A committee of filmmakers and educators selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will judge entries on the basis of originality of ideas, creativity and clarity of expression.

All submissions become the property of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and may be used by the Foundation on its website or in publications. All products resulting from the winning proposals become the property of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to publish or broadcast all submissions to the contest.

Direct all questions to Rick Wayman, Director of Programs, at this link. No phone calls, please.

The Official Website

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