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"Challenges & Choices" Environmental Video Competition

The DENIN Student Programs Committee announces its first environmental video competition to raise awareness of environmental issues. The theme for the video competition is “Challenges and Choices: Preparing for a Sustainable Future in Delaware.”

The DENIN SPC invites individuals or groups of students to submit a funny, creative or serious video reflecting the theme of the contest. Video clips should be between two and five minutes long. Topics may include but are not limited to sea level rise and extreme weather, food security, water quality, energy conservation, recycling, composting, pollution, consumption and environmental footprint.

The contest runs from March 1 to April 3, 2013. From April 4 to April 11, videos will be posted on DENIN’s Facebook page. The number of likes or votes each video receives will be factored into the scoring. The DENIN SPC will also judge the videos based on originality, creativity, and adherence to the theme.

The first place winner and runner up will be announced on April 12, 2013. Two cash prizes will be awarded: $500 for first prize and a $250 runner up. Prizes will be awarded and the top videos will be screened publicly during the University’s Earth Week celebration.

Please submit your video via dropbox to SPC chair Amelia Snelling by 5:00 p.m. on April 3. All submissions should include the name of the video, the name(s) of the individual or team members and an email and phone number where the team can be reached. Only one person’s contact information is required.

The video competition is part of the “Challenges and Choices” series of events being sponsored by DENIN in 2013 to focus attention on four major environmental challenges facing Delaware: sea level rise and extreme weather events, food and water security, land use and energy.