Dates: June 26, 2011 - July 19, 2011
Organization: Environment Minnesota
Earlier this month, Environment Minnesota and Solar Works for Minnesota kicked off their short film contest, promoting the campaign for 10% Solar Energy by 2030. The contest is open for submissions until July 18th. Minnesota spends over $20 billion annually on imported energy. By adopting solar energy on the broad scale of 10% by 2030, Minnesota can address its biggest energy challenges – dependence on imported fossil fuels and the need to address the pollution it creates – while also boosting the economy. Through the “Putting the Sun to Work For Minnesota” short film contest, Environment Minnesota hopes to raise public awareness about the solar energy campaign. For that reason, films should be not only informative about the issues presented, but also unique and inspiring to the viewer. Entrants are asked to submit a 30-120 second video entitled “Putting the Sun to Work for Minnesota”. Prizes will be awarded in the following amounts: 1st - $1,500 2nd - $750 3rd - $250. Videos will be posted on the Environment Minnesota website and judged by professionals in the industry. The winning video will appear at a public showing near the end of August. For contest rules and for more information visit www.environmentminnesota.org and click on “Take Action”.