End Extreme Hate Contest


The End Extreme Hate Contest invites local, state, and national leaders to apply for a cash prize of $5,000 to launch a new campaign that marginalizes extreme hate in American politics.

Background: Islamophobia in the U.S. has been noted to spike in the lead up to major elections. With the upcoming 2020 election, there is a likelihood that politicians on all sides of the political spectrum will take advantage of anti-Muslim tropes to draw support, and many will be affected, including Muslims, Sikhs, South Asians, Arabs, and others. Rather than religious practice, ideology and partisanship are driving factors of Islamophobia, according to the ISPU 2019 American Muslim Poll. This contest solicits ideas for a time-limited online and/or in-person campaign aimed at marginalizing anti-Muslim bigotry in political rhetoric leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Sponsors: The End Extreme Hate Contest is a nonpartisan and nonprofit initiative of America Indivisible, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Western States Center.

Contest Deadline: 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2019