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Enter the Center for Environmental Filmmaking’s Spring 2012 Eco-Comedy Film Competition

Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012 
$1000 Prize! Sponsored by the Sierra Club and AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking

GUIDELINES
The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about clean energy and/or green jobs.

Submissions must:

Be humorous!
Address the issue of clean energy and/or green jobs.
Reach a broad audience beyond just environmentalists.
Be an original production.
Be less than three minutes.
Posted to Eco-Comedy Video Competition 2012 YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/ecocomedy2012
Submitted by 11:59pm on March 2, 2012.
There will be six 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 are due by March 2, 2012.

Instructions for submission:

1. Visit www.youtube.com/ecocomedy2012

2. Click on the “Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2012” video.

3. Below the video, click inside the Comments box.

4. Below the right side of the Comments box, click on “Create a video response”.

5. Upload your video by either clicking on “Choose a Video”, if you have already uploaded it to your account; OR if you have not, click on “Upload a Video” to begin the process. Then follow the upload instructions on the screen.

NOTE: Submitted videos will not be visible under “video responses” until they have been approved.

We look forward to watching your videos and awarding the winner $1,000! Good luck!

The winning entry will be announced and shown at American University on Tuesday, March 20 at the DC Environmental Film Festival. The creator will receive a $1,000 award from the Sierra Club. In the event of a tie, the monetary prize will be split between the winners equally.

GENERAL RULES
1. 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.

2. Any factual claims or references to research must be credited.

3. If a submission involves two or more applicants, the award will be divided equally among them.

4. Videos must be no longer than three (3) minutes.

5. Videos must not have received extensive funding from non-profits, government agencies, or private companies.

Format Rules
Videos should be submitted in the form of a YouTube post.

For More Information
Please e-mail Chris Palmer at palmer@american.edu.