We are happy to announce the winners of the first round of ACFF’s Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest and thank all of the students who submitted their short videos for this contest. 

You can view all of the submissions on our Vimeo channel here.

We hope this is just the beginning of establishing our Youth Video Archive and further engaging young people in conservation filmmaking!  

Grand Prize ($250 and iPad mini)
Creek Animals and How to Save Them – Bryce Coppenger (13), Emmett Delly (9), Lauren Zeigler (11), and Paige Coppenger (11) – Locust Grove Nature Camp

10 & under ($100)
Waste-Ed – Amelia Humphreys (10)

11 to 14 ($100)
Reuse, Recyle, Reinvent – Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld (14)

15 to 18 ($100)
Teens Think – Emily Kaltenbaugh (16)

Group Project ($100)
Creek Animals and How to Save Them – Bryce Coppenger (13), Emmett Delly (9), Lauren Zeigler (11), and Paige Coppenger (11) – Locust Grove Nature Camp

THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR THE CONTEST IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.  

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE CONTEST DESCRIPTION, GUIDELINES, AND SUBMISSION FORM HERE!


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS ON UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO TO OUR VIMEO CHANNEL.


GET FILMMAKING TIPS & SEE EXAMPLES OF SHORT STUDENT FILMS HERE.


 THANK YOU TO THE FOUNDING FUNDERS OF THIS NEW YOUTH PROJECT!

PRODUCER LEVEL
Michael Hobert & Mary Jane Lee
Jennifer A. Jones
Natalie Klein & Jess Druszkowski
Tim Lawrence & Allison Spensley
Kirsten Martin & Sean Murtagh
Tom & Lisa Murphy
James Remuzzi -Sustainable Solutions LLC
Patrick Shunney
John & Susan Skinner
Michael & Nancy Spensley
Barbara Spicher & Martin Burke

STORYTELLER LEVEL
Brick & Diane Brewer
Jack & Page Carter
Bruce & Carol Flax
Carrie Gauthier
Randy Hilton
Julie Miles
Nick Snow & Cathleen McCoy

CINEMATOGRAPHER LEVEL
Adam Book
Michael & Lori Boswell
Candy Cain
Ben Franklin
Bonnie Kazepis
Jane Tarner
Gabrielle Tokach
Robert & Patricia Wright

EDITOR LEVEL
Don Briggs
Carolee Youngblood

Video guidelines:

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2018 CONTEST ARE DUE APRIL 1, 2018.

Each student may submit up to three short videos.

Videos, including title and credits, must not exceed 4 minutes in length.

Videos may be made on mobile devices, cameras, laptops, or desktops.

Videos may be documentary, animation, fiction, or music video.

Videos should include imagery, themes, and messaging related to environmental, cultural, and/or historical conservation issues and connections.

Any video-editing app may be used in post-production.

Age & Contest Categories:

10 & under – Individual students 10 years of age or under as of submission date.

11 to 14 – Individual students 11 to 14 years of age as of submission date.

15 to 18 – Individual students 15 to 18 years of age as ofsubmission date.

Team Project – can be mixed ages (up to 18) and open to groups of up to five (5) students creating one submission.

Prizes

Prizes of $100 cash will be awarded for the best video in each of the four categories (10 & under, 11 to 14, 15 to 18, and Team Project)

A top prize of $250 cash and an iPad mini will be awarded for the video that tells the most compelling story of the student’s relationship to conservation.

 Contest Criteria

Videos will be judged by a jury on the power and relevancy of the conservation message, originality/creativity, and the overall production value, in that order. Components to be considered include use of imagery, sound, messaging (verbal or nonverbal), and surroundings.

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