hmn-lowercase-smThe Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has launched its 2016 Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest. The contest is open to people of all ages from all around the world. Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 will be awarded to the top three videos.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Humanize Not Modernize.”

All nine of the world’s nuclear-armed nations are modernizing or planning to modernize their nuclear arsenals. This is not only extraordinarily expensive, but also very dangerous. The United States alone plans to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to modernize its arsenal. Many of its proposed modernization programs will serve to make nuclear weapons more usable in conflict.

Contestants will make videos of no more than 3 minutes about why they think we need to #HumanizeNotModernize. The video can address issues around all nine nuclear-armed nations, or one nation in particular.

For more information about the contest, including full details and entry instructions, go to