The prize "will be awarded to nonprofit organizations or individuals such as programmers, students, academics, journalists, artists and social entrepreneurs who devise new approaches to uncovering and countering anti-Semitism and other forms of online hate speech." (source)
Here's the list of types of projects this contest is looking for:
- "Develop positive, constructive efforts to understand, expose and undermine some form of online hate, such as harassment, extremism or cyberbullying;
- "Educate diverse audiences about the contours and dangers of hate online, particularly those that chill the ability or willingness of people to use social media;
- "Build awareness of existing tools available on various social media platforms to tackle hate and encourage not only their active use, but also ways to improve them;
- "Encourage counterspeech initiatives that bring Jewish and other ethnic and religious communities together to speak out against and overwhelm hate speech online."
The Anti-Defamation League has been active since 1913. According to their website, it is "the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry." Co-sponsor of the contest is The Natan Fund. The application form and instructions are HERE.