Helping Africans Help Africa

What inspires you? Tell Us! - The sprit of resistance? The drive to find solutions? The fortitude to smile no matter what life dishes up? DEF wants to know what makes you get up in the morning and set your sights on a higher vision for yourself and for the world around you. Tell us through your words, photos or video WHAT INSPIRES YOU.

DEF IS INSPIRED! We thank everyone who entered DEF's WHAT INSPIRES YOU? contest. We are proud to share with you our five winning entries. Each winner received two Simmons Jewelry Co. GREEN BRACELETS, the symbol of DEF's mission. Why two bracelets? One for the WINNER, and one to give to someone who INSPIRES THEM.

Join DEF's Treemo Community now and be a part of future contests.


View the WINNERS!

D.E.F. - The Freedom Fighter

Nelson Mandela and the spirit of resistance

A video or audio track should be here...
If your media doesn't show up after a few seconds, you will need to get the Flash Player.

D.E.F. Profiles - See who has inspired Russell Simmons - Nelson Mandela and the spirit of resistance.

While in South Africa and Botswana documenting Russell Simmons' fact-finding mission in autumn 2006, award-winning film-maker Selwyn Hinds and his team met several young Africans with compelling real-life stories to tell. The D.E.F. Profiles series of six short video clips focus on their perspectives combined with Russell's experience as a first-time visitor to Africa. The D.E.F. Profiles follow the video, Journey: Russell Simmons in Southern Africa.

Music Provided by

The Marksmen
DJ Dillon McKay for Monster Truck Audio



Recent Contest Submissions

Total number of entries: 67

Coliseum di Roma GOD and Family Inspires me Wow what,who inspires My Inspiration just being S4200004.JPG What Inspires Me Keep moving forward! The I remember The Begining What Inspires Me...? CHILL who I admire most My Mama...The Marine's Good Wife Beautiful Things... When I Was a Girl... Hidden Treasure Memories of My Grandparents... Memories of My Grandparents... Hanniyah, My Little Angel! Mr. Simmons Inspires ME Enlightened

Upload Your Contest Video, It's Easy

To upload your video, audio, photo, or text you will need to complete the Treemo registration process

Already a treemo user? Sign In

.

Enter the Contest
Diamond Empowerment Fund Helps African Youth Shine - Support DEF Buy a Bracelet - Education = Empowerment

Contest Updates & Winner Announcements

Stay up-to-date with the contest by joining the Treemo Contest Community. Never miss out again!


*Required

The Treemo Contest Community is a monthly newsletter featuring ALL CURRENT CONTESTS (and you know we only work with top artists and lifestyle brands!). By clicking the “Join Now” button below, you opt-in to be one the first to receive contest announcements, exclusive artist prizing and more! Get the Treemo VIP treatment today. Sign me up!

Want to Learn More About DEF?