Friday, December 18, 2009

Make a film, win money!

EPA Hosts Video Competition to Promote ‘Three Rs’ of Consumer Waste


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a
video contest that challenges filmmakers to produce short, creative
videos that highlight the “Three Rs” of individual consumption: reduce,
reuse, and recycle. The agency is accepting submissions for the contest,
called “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” through Feb. 16.


Entries should be either 30 or 60 seconds in length. The video should
creatively promote steps individuals and organizations can take to
minimize negative environmental impacts within their communities on the
following topics:
Reducing and reusing
Recycling
Composting
Consumption and its effect on environmental footprint


The winning submissions will be announced in April 2010 in time for the
40th anniversary of Earth Day. Awards will be given to the top three
videos in the following amounts, as well as a special “Student Winner”
category exclusively for submissions by persons 13 to 18 years old at
the time of entry.
1st Place - $2,500
2nd Place - $1,500
3rd Place - $1,000
2 Student Winners (13 to 18 years old) - $500 each


More information on the contest: http://www.epa.gov/recycle. An
informational poster is attached.