Spring 2018 - Call for Entries
Sponsored by: The Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy**$2,000 Prize**
The 2018 Eco-Comedy theme is Conservation and Environmental Protection
Produce a short, humorous video for YouTube on any topic that relates to conservation and environmental protection. The contest is open to anyone worldwide who has a flair for producing videos.
- Be humorous!
- Communicate a clear (and funny!) message around the theme of conservation and environmental protection.
- Reach a broad audience.
- Be an original production.
- Contain a title at the beginning; please include the total running time
- Contain credit of the production crew members at the end.
- Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits); Note: submissions longer than 3 minutes will not be considered.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Thursday March 1, 2018.
A panel of five judges representing The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking will determine the finalists and grand prize winner. 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 and social media channels.
Submissions that are not received by Thursday, March 1, 2018, will not be accepted. Finalists will be announced on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 20, at the DC Environmental Film Festival at 7 pm in the Doyle/Forman Theater in the McKinley Building on the American University campus. The creator of the winning entry will receive a $2,000 award from The Center for Environmental Filmmaking. In the event of a tie, the monetary prize will be split between the winners equally.
- 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.*
- 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 begin with a title and display credits of the production crew members at the end.
- Videos must not advertise a product, service, logo, or name of any non-profit organization, government agency, or private company.
- In the text portion of the submission email you must include the names of the key production members (Producer, Director, Writer, etc.) and a contact email address for the content's producer and/or director.
- Upon request, winning videos will be provided in a high-resolution format for The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking to add to their YouTube Channels.
- Applicants grant American University and The Nature Conservancy the right to use, publish, or post submitted videos in both print and digital formats including (but not limited to) nature.org sites and their social media channels. Applicants will retain the copyright of their video entries.
- Because the finalists will be viewed by all ages, to increase your chance of placing we suggest your videos be free of profanities (however bleeps are ok).
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 purchase 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.
Videos should be submitted in the form of an email with a link to your video which has been uploaded to your own YouTube account. In the text portion of the submission email you must include the names of the key production members (Producer, Director, Writer, etc.) and a contact email address for the content's producer and/or director.
Questions may be addressed to Chris Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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