Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2014
$1000 prize! Sponsored by the Sierra Club and AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about environmental conservation.
- Be humorous!
- Communicate a clear message regarding the importance of environmental conservation and protection of our fragile ecosystem.
- Reach a broad audience.
- Be an original production.
- Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits).
- Be posted to EcoComedy Video Competition 2014 YouTube Channel
- Be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone on Friday, March 7.
There will be five judges representing the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Sierra Club, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Mill Reef Productions, and EcoSense. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites.
Submissions that are not received by Friday, March 7 will not be accepted. Finalists will be notified via email by Friday, March 21. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 25 at the DC Environmental Film Festival at 7:00pm in the Forman Theater located in the McKinley Building.
Questions may be addressed to Chris Palmer at email@example.com
Instructions for submission:
- Go to the Eco Comedy 2014 Channel OR
- Search for the video titled “Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2014” and navigate to the EcoComedy2014 channel by clicking on “EcoComedy2014” just below the video’s title
- Once in the channel, select the “Discussion” tab, and click inside the box below labeled “All Comments”
- Submit your video by pasting the YouTube link to your video into a new comment, along with all other required information. (The link will automatically re-title once posted to the actual title of your video upload)
- Please feel free to comment/provide feedback under our own video’s comment window; however due to YouTube’s recent changes that removed the “video response” option to videos, we will ONLY be able to review YouTube submissions listed under the “Discussion” tab in the EcoComedy2014 channel in the manner described here.
Note: If your video is not submitted with an email contact and the required crew information, your submission will not be considered complete and will not be judged
We look forward to watching your videos and awarding the winner $1,000! Good luck!
- Videos must be the original work of the applicants. Applicants must hold the rights to any music, graphics, or stock footage used in their productions. Music Contestants may use any music that they own the rights to or that is not copyright protected to begin with. For example, contestants may use their own original music, music composed by friends, music that is found through creativecommons.org, or royalty free music that has been purchased from a source such as digitaljuice.com. Contestants may NOT use music that is copyright protected (for example, a song by the Rolling Stones) without obtaining the rights to it
- Any factual claims or references to research must be credited
- If a submission involves two or more applicants, the award will be divided equally among them
- Videos must be no longer than three (3) minutes, including titles and credits
- Videos must not have received extensive funding from non-profits, government agencies, or private companies.
- Videos must not advertise a product, service, logo, or name of non-profits, government agencies, or private companies
- Video submissions must include the names of key production members (Producer, Director, Writer, etc) and email for the content’s producer and/or director of crew and email information for production lead should be included in the description area for each video submission as well as in the comment along with the video link. Note: While credits in the video are acceptable, names
- Upon request to submitter winning videos will be provided in a high resolution format for Sierra Club to add to their YouTube Channel for use with related issues, subject to Sierra Club's user submission terms and conditions
Format Rules: Videos should be submitted in the form of a YouTube post/upload. These submissions may be no larger than 1GB. For directions on how to upload a video, please see “Instructions for Uploading a Video Submission to YouTube” in the Eco-Comedy Rules 2014 PDF
For More Information: Please e-mail Chris Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the 2013 winning films
Winner — Craig Schattner, Executive Producer, Director, Adam Walker, Producer and Emil Superfin, Producer: "A Brief History of the 5-cent Bag Tax""Animals are Hard to Replace: Protect Forest Habitat"
Check out the 2012 winning film
Alexander Lucas with his video "Clean Coal by the Bituminous Marketing Agency" - Watch video