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Patheos Challenges Students to Share Religious Perspective With "Faith on Campus" Video Contest

$6,500 in prizes to be awarded for top student-made videos

DENVER -- January 20, 2010 --, the world's premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, is challenging students to share their perspectives on faith, spirituality and religious traditions with a video contest awarding $6,500 in prizes.

Students have five minutes or less to share their thoughts, beliefs or practices, and it's easy to do. No fancy equipment is necessary - a simple video camera or Webcam can capture a powerful story.

"Faith on Campus" will be open for video submissions through April 15, 2010.

To promote the contest, Patheos has partnered with On Faith, an online feature from The Washington Post and Newsweek to advance the dialogue on religion and critical issues of today. See a video of Sally Quinn of The Washington Post and Leo Brunnick, CEO of Patheos.

A distinguished panel of judges will select the winning video submission, which will be awarded a cash prize of $2,500. Three runner-up prizes valued at $1,000 will also be awarded for the following three categories:

1. Why I am a [fill in your faith]
2. How I live my beliefs on campus
3. Rituals and practices of my faith

A fifth prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the audience favorite, based on the audience vote at

The judges for the video contest include some of the most respected figures in today's conversation on religion:

• Craig Detweiler, Author/filmmaker, Pepperdine University
• William A. Graham, Dean, Harvard Divinity School
• Brad Hirschfield, Rabbi, Author, Blogger, Radio Host
• Lisa Miller, Religion Editor, Newsweek
• Sally Quinn, Co-Founder, Washington Post‘s On Faith
• Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core
• Samir Selmanovic, Author of "It's Really All About God"

For more information on the video contest or to submit an entry, visit the site's Web page at To view a montage of videos submitted to date, visit the Washington Post at

About Patheos:

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for those looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

About On Faith:

As a global interactive online feature from The Washington Post and Newsweek, On Faith tackles one of the world's most pervasive yet least understood topics by offering varied perspectives and open dialogue. Each week moderators Sally Quinn of The Washington Post and Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham post a question for On Faith's more than one hundred panelists of varying faiths from around the world. The result is a global multi-denominational conversation that readers can join by offering their own opinions and by posting comments and questions at any time.

1/20/2010 5:00:00 AM