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Video Challenge Asks Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: “What’s Your Story?”

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders launched an online video challenge, asking participants to submit personal stories about people who have had an impact on the people around them. The effort, called “What’s Your Story?” aims to highlight community service by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders whose dedication to a cause has made a difference in their communities. Participants are asked to submit a video describing unique experiences that have shaped who they are in less than three minutes.

Entries are accepted in any form, including music video, public service announcement, short film, video blog or in an interview format. Essays will also be accepted in the place of video entries. All entries should showcase someone’s work around a specific issue facing the AAPI community in under three minutes or with fewer than 1,000 words. Entries should be submitted online by Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. A YouTube video describing the Initiative’s effort is also available.

A select number of entries will be posted on the White House website and a group of exceptional leaders highlighted will be selected to attend a White House briefing this fall and given the opportunity to share their stories in-person.

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