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Student Video Competition


The DENIN Student Programs Committee is pleased to announce its second annual environmental video competition. The theme of this year’s competition is “Dare To Be Green!”

Individuals or teams of up to five students — graduate or undergraduate — are invited to submit digital videos up to 10 minutes long in .mov format by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2014.

A panel of judges will select three to five finalists to be screened as part of UD’s first “Lights, Camera, EARTH!” environmental film festival, Feb. 21-23, where the winners will be announced.

A $1,000 grand prize will be awarded for the top video, as well as a $500 runner-up prize. Videos will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Depiction of theme
  • Cinematography and production values
  • Effectiveness of environmental message (did the video inspire us?)

All entries must be accompanied by an entry form signed by the video producer or team leader that certifies that all video content is original, non-copyrighted material (or provide proof that permission to use copyrighted material was obtained). Failure to abide by copyright restrictions will result in disqualification of the entry.

Entrants must also agree to allow DENIN to screen their videos at the “Lights, Camera, EARTH!” film festival and post their videos or links to their videos via electronic media outlets, including our webpages, YouTube channel, and social media accounts.

Videos and accompanying entry forms should be submitted via UD Dropbox to Beth Chajes ( by the deadline on Feb. 12. Questions regarding the competition may be directed to Beth at (302) 831-6163.

Download a flyer about the event here.
Interactive PDF entry form is now available!

Take a look at last year's winner: