NEW Deadline: September 14, 2012 (11:59 p.m. PST)
You have time to send in your video!
NAAEE Environmental Education Career Video Contest
In Partnership with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Help promote your EE superhero and environmental education careers!
Who is your environmental education (EE) hero? Here’s your chance to show the world who inspires you to be an environmental steward.
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking videos that show the diversity of people working every day as environmental education professionals committed to protecting the Earth. We want video stories to tell students about the infinite careers that make up the environmental education (EE) profession and the many career paths that bring them into the EE family.
Environmental education is recognized around the globe as critical for achieving ethical stewardship and conservation of our natural resources; building and enhancing healthy and sustainable communities; and inspiring more engaged public participation in decision-making.
Environmental educators are doing their job every day as change agents, thought leaders, and firesouls, those passionate individuals committed to improving our world. This is super hero work! Let us hear about the people you know who can inspire students to chart a career path in environmental education and harness their own power to improve the world.
PRIZES: Four winners (two from the high school level and two from the college undergraduate level) will receive a new iPad3 and their video will be featured on NAAEE’s website and at the NAAEE annual conference in Oakland, CA in October 2012.
All video submissions that meet the quality and content criteria will be honored and posted to an NAAEE webpage exploring careers in environmental education.
NAAEE is seeking video profiles that will inspire students to choose a career in environmental education. We are looking for video profiles of educators discussing what they do and how they found their path to help educate and empower others to value and protect our planet.
We want to see a diversity of faces in these videos. Winning profiles will reflect people from diverse backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, communities, and in a wide variety of career fields. We are especially interested in stories of Native Americans, Latinos and Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, women, and others from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
You may submit any of the following:
• a 30- or 60-second video profile of an environmental educator usable as a public service announcement
• a 1-5 minute video profile of an environmental educator
The 30- to 60-second public service announcement should answer the question:
• Why should students consider environmental education as a career?
The 1-5 minute video profile should tell a story that answers the questions:
• What was the main thing that led you to become an environmental educator?
• What do you do in your EE role?
• How did you find this specific career path?
• What's the best thing about your job?
• What advice would you give to those charting a career in environmental education?
Environmental Educators interviewed should represent one of these categories:
1) Intern or entry level (1-4 years)
2) Mid-career (5-9 years)
3) Senior level (10+ years)
Eligibility: High school students or college undergraduates may submit videos.
Prizes: NAAEE intends to award four prizes. Two are designated for high school students (grades 9-12), one for a 30- or 60-second video and one for a 1-5 minute video. Two are designated for college undergraduates (freshman – senior), one for a 30- or 60-second video and one for a 1-5 minute video. If we don’t receive a quality video in one of the categories, we won’t award a prize.
NEW Entry Deadline: September 14, 2012 (11:59 p.m. PST) You still have time to send in your video!
Identify an environmental educator (EE) in your community and contact him or her to request an interview.
You will find EE professionals in nature centers, science centers, natural history museums, children’s museums, conservation organizations, colleges and universities, Audubon Centers, state and national parks, national forests and wildlife refuges, nature conservancies, environmental and wildlife non-profit organizations, naturalist groups, outdoor education programs, K-12 and college classrooms, social justice organizations, watershed organizations, climate change organizations, energy and alternative energy organizations, youth organizations….you get the picture.
At the interview, get a signed release from each person you are interviewing. Download the release form >. The signed form must accompany your submission. (See Rules, Rules, Rules for details on how to submit it.)
Select a category for your entry.
• Exactly 30 or 60 seconds suitable for use as a public service announcement
• 1-5 minutes (any length)
Make your video.
Your video must
1) be submitted as a QuickTime/MOV, MPEG, AVI;
2) be posted on YouTube, and
3) the link must be emailed to email@example.com by September 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- The video file should not exceed 100 MB.
- To assist you in converting your video, go to http://www.videohelp.com/oldguides/comparison
- The video should end with text that directs the viewers to NAAEE website www.naaee.net. The text must appear for a minimum of three seconds.
Your entry is not complete until you fill out the contest entry form. Please sign, scan, and email the entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your video will be judged only if NAAEE has received the entry form by the contest deadline of September 14, 2012 (11:59 p.m. PST)
You must have a signed release form for the person(s) appearing in the video. Please scan the release form and submit it with your entry form. Your video will not be judged if NAAEE has not received the release form by the contest deadline.
An NAAEE expert panel will judge the entries on the basis of creativity and originality, quality, technical accuracy, and content of the message. NAAEE may not award a prize if none of the entries received are judged to be high quality based on these criteria.
• The video must be your own original creation. No copyrighted music, video, or images may be used in the video.
• Your video must not infringe on any third party rights.
• Videos previously produced are not eligible.
• You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to enter and win. NAAEE employees, contractors, or grantees and their immediate family members may enter, but are not eligible to win.
• A winner must provide a copy of the original video and a photo to NAAEE to receive the iPad3 award.
• By submitting a video to this contest, you grant NAAEE a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display, and perform publicly and otherwise use, and authorize others to use, your video for any educational purpose throughout the world and in any media.
• NAAEE reserves the right to make your video available to the general public from its website (www.naaee.net) and to distribute it to environmental education groups and any other organizations interested in showing it for educational purposes, including, but not limited to, on Internet sites, at conferences and events, on television, and other media outlets.
• NAAEE will disqualify any entries it deems to contain offensive material.
• Entries must be received or postmarked by September 14, 2012. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the NAAEE contest webpage in October.
• Entrants must agree to these terms and conditions by checking the appropriate box on the entry form.
• Personal information collected from video submitters to the NAAEE Career Video Contest will never be sold. The information collected for the contest will be used only to contact video submitters in direct relation to the contest.
• The contest winners’ names will be announced publicly, after consultation with the winners, as part of the NAAEE Career Video Contest recognition process.
Read the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, July 10, 2012 Press Release >>