Monday, March 8, 2010

Harvard Green Video Competition

Like making videos? Care about the environment? Want to win $700?
*Submit to the Harvard Green Video Competition!*
Harvard’s Office for Sustainability is sponsoring a competition for short video clips highlighting how individual actions can help reduce environmental impacts at Harvard, and they want you to submit!! First prize wins $700 and second wins $300—plus both videos will be publicly screened at Harvard’s first-ever Green Carpet Awards ceremony taking place later this spring (exact date TBD) honoring environmental work on campus.
The goal of the project is to educate and inspire students to make changes on campus through humor, creativity and powerful messaging. Read below for more details and rules of the competition, and definitely check out of any following recommended videos for inspiration. Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 15. Please contact us at with any questions about the competition.
More information is also available on our website at
*Movies—now not just in color, in 
and for animation:
The Story of Stuff

The panel of judges will consist of Harvard staff and faculty and will base its decisions on the following criteria:
  • Creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Strength of environmental message
  • Humor
  • Quality of production
  • Harvard focus 
  • Videos should be no more than 3 minutes in length (and we encourage short and high quality over length)
  • Videos must be available in digital format and submitters must allow the Office for Sustainability to post video on OFS website
  • Submission will take place through a Harvard OFS YouTube account: (instructions
  • Team and individual videos are allowed
  • Videos must be the original work of the applicants
  • 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 not have received extensive funding from non-profits, government agencies, or private companies.

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