Independence Day 2020

IAMC - Independence Day Celebration

Winners of Video and Essay contest

Topics for Competition of Independence Day Contest 2020 organized by Indian American Muslim Council:

All entries to be submitted on or before Aug 12, 2020. 

Essay Contest (Ages: 17 & below)

Write an essay in no more than 500 words on any one of the following topics:

  1. Freedom of Speech, a pillar of Democracy and Civilization
  2. Empathy and Solidarity in times of COVID
  3. A future as dreamt by Dr Ambedkar: everyone free from casteism
  4. Role of media in promoting and defending the truth
  5. What you have done for India or the Indian society between last independence day to this independence day.


  • 1st Prize: $125 E-Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $75 E-Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize: $50 E-Gift Certificate

Video Contest (Ages 17 & below and a special prize for winner in Age:18 & above, so adults are welcome to try too 🙂 )

Submit a 2 to 4 minute Video on any one of the following topics (Contestants Must Mention “Independence Day Contest 2020 organized by Indian American Muslim Council” at the beginning of Video):

  1. India Together in times of COVID
  2. Stories of Communal Harmony from my life or my town/city
  3. Poem/Song in support of doctors, nurses, and all support personnel at hospitals. 
  4. Cherishing and enriching India’s Unity in Diversity


  • 1st Prize: $200 E-Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $125 E-Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize: $75 E-Gift Certificate
(Note: We have made some changes in prizes due to addition of more categories and winners based on age groups.The decision was taken so as to be fair to all the participants.)

Videos & Essays can be emailed, or can also be sent via WhatsApp or shared as YouTube links. Participants must mention Indian American Muslim Council’s Independence Day contest at the beginning of video

All entries to be submitted on or before Aug 12, 2020. 


WhatsApp  @ +15713879291

Results Will be announced by August 15, 2020 on our Website, Facebook page and Twitter

By participating in this contest, you will give IAMC the rights to publish videos and essays on its Website & Social Media.

Twitter: @IAMCouncil

Terms & Conditions: 

• Anyone of Indian origin (Indian Citizens, Children or grandchildren of Indian Citizens) is eligible to participate • Must be original work By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. All Submissions must be received by Sponsor as required herein prior to the expiration of the Submission Period. By uploading a Submission in the Contest, Entrants hereby warrant and represent that the entire Submission meets the following entry requirements: Submission is not sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity; • Submission does not promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message; • Submission is not obscene or offensive and does not endorse any form of hate or hate group; • Submission does not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its or members belonging to Sponsor Organization or other people, products or companies, including Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC); • Submission does not contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media or musical “samples” other than the Songs provided) without written permission; • Submission cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the Contest Parties wish to associate or otherwise be objectionable or inappropriate as determined by Sponsor; and • Submission does not depict a, and is not itself in, violation of any law or regulation. Contest Parties may, in their sole discretion, remove and/or disqualify any Submission that is deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant. All Submissions must also comply with the Facebook terms and conditions located at!/terms.php.

 JUDGING CRITERIA: The judging panel will select the winners in their sole discretion. Release of Liability/Publicity and (iii) any additional required documentation.