Tuesday, March 20, 2012

April 2012: Contests & Funding

"What Makes Your Campus Green?" Student Video Contest - Deadline April 6
What makes UCSC green? Answer this question in a video contest and you could win up to $2500! The Herman Miller Student Video contest is designed to give students the opportunity to submit videos of their own creation that address the question "What makes your campus green?" Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three video submissions that best represent creativity, originality, and appropriateness to the theme. More information is available on the contest landing page.

Yum! Global Sustainability Challenge - Intent to Compete Due April 6
The Yum! Brands Global Sustainability Office has invited UCSC undergraduate and graduate students to submit business plans of outstanding sustainability innovation, related to the sustainability focus areas below, for a chance to win $20,000 in cash prizes in its first ever Global Sustainability Challenge.

Yum! Brands Global Sustainability Focus Areas:
  • Green Building Design & Construction
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • Reduced Water Consumption
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Waste & Recycling
An intent to compete is due April 6, and a business summary is due May 18. For more information and official challenge rules, visit the challenge page here. To learn more about Yum! and their sustainability efforts, click here.

University of California System a Finalist for the 3rd Annual Climate Leadership Awards - Vote Now!
The UC System has been chosen as a finalist in the Special Focus Institutions / Other category of the Climate Leadership Awards. Each finalist institution in the contest has produced a video that promotes its specific sustainability efforts. In partnership with PlanetForward, all finalists are featured in a public voting competition open now through April 14th, where viewers can vote on the most innovative and ground-breaking institution in each Carnegie Classification. Vote for the UC System now on PlanetForward.org using your Facebook account--it takes less than a minute to Like the video and cast your vote for the UC System! Campuses with the top votes will be featured by PlanetForward in national media and during the Move the Planet conference the week of April 16.

Watch the video here:

Call for Submissions: Student Sustainability Film Festival - Deadline May 17
The Media Institute for Social Change invites submissions for its third annual Student Sustainability Film Festival. Students can submit short films about what their campus or community is doing to make it more sustainable for a chance to receive cash prizes and be shown at various campus and conference screenings. Entries are due by May 17, 2012. More information here.

Call for Entries: Green Living Project Student Film Competition - Deadline May 25
Green Living Project invites submissions for its Student Film Project. The competition encourages students to submit films of five minutes or less that share a unique, creative and compelling story about a local or global sustainability-related project. Sample sustainability topics include wildlife conservation, sustainable food, resource conservation, community development, renewable energy, sustainability-related education and sustainable travel and tourism. The submission deadline is May 25, 2012. Winners will be screened at Green Living Project's Washington D.C. Film Premiere in June. More information here.

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