Thaddeus Baklinski


Canadian ‘March 4 Life viral video’ contest invites youth to spread the pro-life message

Thaddeus Baklinski

OTTAWA, April 19, 2012 ( - “This year’s March is just around the corner, which means that Campaign Life Coalition Youth is holding another March for Life Viral Video Challenge!” says Campaign Life Coalition Youth coordinator Alissa Golob.

CLC Youth has created its own video to promote the ‘March 4 Life Viral Video Challenge’ and inspire young artists to new heights of creativity in the cause of life.

“Everyone has a different story to tell, and since the March for Life has so much to offer people of all ages, this contest is a great way to communicate and spread the pro-life message,” Alissa observed.

“All you have to do is show the March for Life through your eyes for a chance to win some amazing prizes!”

CLC Youth is offering prizes for the two best videos.

“First prize is the latest version of Apple’s iPod Touch (click here for details) AND your very own featured article on LifeSiteNews, Canada’s largest pro-life news source,” Alissa told LifeSiteNews.

Second prize is a $100 gift certificate to the Apple Store. “The Apple Store has hundreds of different top-of-the-line products including laptops, iphones, and ipads, not to mention a variety of accessories to accompany these products. This is a prize you don’t want to miss!” Alissa said.

Contest entry is simple:

1) Create a video about your experience at the March for Life and/or any other March for Life festivities happening over the course of the weekend, in a creative short video.

2) Upload it to YouTube

3) Email Campaign Life Coalition ([email protected]) the link.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 31st, 2012.

Last year’s winning video was created by Peter Hayden from Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry’s Bay, Ontario.

Peter said that today’s youth have a great grasp of digital technology so creating a video is almost second nature to many.

“The teenage generation spends most of its time working on computers, surfing the Internet, checking their Facebook etc … we are the first generation to grow up in an era where digital technology is involved in almost all aspects of life and work,” said Hayden.

“Most mainstream news networks will not put pro-life videos on their stations, so we must use the internet, where these videos and news items become viewable by everyone. It is getting easier to spread the pro-life message to the world.”

To see last year’s second place video, click here.

Contest entry deadline is Thursday, May 31st, 2012.

Email your YouTube video link to: [email protected]

For more information visit the Campaign Life Coalition Youth website, or call 416-204-9749 (Toll free: 1-800-730-5358)