Youth Making Ripples Video Contest

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, Ocean Sciences, video

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Jan 5, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

If you have a story to tell about a marine or aquatic topic, we want to hear from you! Have you learned about an ocean conservation issue in school? Did you visit the ocean and see something with your own eyes? Do you have an idea for a solution to an ocean conservation problem? We want to know what you are passionate about, and we want to help you share your story with the world.

Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is an opportunity  for K-12 students (< 18 years of age) to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. We encourage elementary, middle and high school students to create their own marine related film on a topic of their interest. All submission must be less than 5 minutes. The message of your film can focus on an interesting marine topic, a specific marine related problem or issue, or a call to action for conservation.

The Youth Making Ripples Competition student films debuted to the public in 2014. The competition was held at Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Performing arts center. Winners were selected by both 1) panel of scientific judges and 2) viewer’s choice award. We awarded many prizes to the winners!

Students create their own short films about an ocean conservation problem. All films must be on a marine-related topic and must be less than 5 minutes in length. Our annual film competition is divided into 3 categories. Student films are judged and scored using the following film rubric.

  • High School
  • Elementary
  • Viewer Choice
Films may be submitted about any marine science topic that you are passionate about. Below is a list of some topics for consideration:
  • advocacy
  • call to action
  • Coastal development
  • Coral reefs
  • Environmental changes impacts on marine species/animals
  • Impacts of Algae Blooms
  • Importance of Marine Reserves
  • Ocean acidification
  • Plastics
  • Pollution and Eutrophication
  • Pollution in our water
  • Restoration
  • restoration projects
  • Seagrass ecology
  • Shark conservation
  • Students Making a Difference
  • Tidepools

Each of the films is graded by three marine scientists and educators using our film rubric. The top-scoring films are then sent to a panel of at least three PhD-level scientists, who each rank the films based on the rubric, but also on the accuracy of the films’ scientific message. The elementary/middle and high school films that receive the highest overall ranking award the prize for Best Scientific Message.
  • Educational Value and Message
  • Scientifically Accuracy
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Visual Appeal
  • Entertainment Value
  • Technical Quality
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://youthmakingripples.org

Managing Organization: Youth Making Ripples

Contact:

youthmakingripples@gmail.com

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
K-12 students (< 18 years of age). elementary, middle and high school students.

Registration Closes
Jan 5, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

If you have a story to tell about a marine or aquatic topic, we want to hear from you! Have you learned about an ocean conservation issue in school? Did you visit the ocean and see something with your own eyes? Do you have an idea for a solution to an ocean conservation problem? We want to know what you are passionate about, and we want to help you share your story with the world.

Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is an opportunity  for K-12 students (< 18 years of age) to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. We encourage elementary, middle and high school students to create their own marine related film on a topic of their interest. All submission must be less than 5 minutes. The message of your film can focus on an interesting marine topic, a specific marine related problem or issue, or a call to action for conservation.

The Youth Making Ripples Competition student films debuted to the public in 2014. The competition was held at Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Performing arts center. Winners were selected by both 1) panel of scientific judges and 2) viewer’s choice award. We awarded many prizes to the winners!

Process

Students create their own short films about an ocean conservation problem. All films must be on a marine-related topic and must be less than 5 minutes in length. Our annual film competition is divided into 3 categories. Student films are judged and scored using the following film rubric.
  • High School
  • Elementary
  • Viewer Choice
Films may be submitted about any marine science topic that you are passionate about. Below is a list of some topics for consideration:
  • advocacy
  • call to action
  • Coastal development
  • Coral reefs
  • Environmental changes impacts on marine species/animals
  • Impacts of Algae Blooms
  • Importance of Marine Reserves
  • Ocean acidification
  • Plastics
  • Pollution and Eutrophication
  • Pollution in our water
  • Restoration
  • restoration projects
  • Seagrass ecology
  • Shark conservation
  • Students Making a Difference
  • Tidepools

Criteria

Each of the films is graded by three marine scientists and educators using our film rubric. The top-scoring films are then sent to a panel of at least three PhD-level scientists, who each rank the films based on the rubric, but also on the accuracy of the films’ scientific message. The elementary/middle and high school films that receive the highest overall ranking award the prize for Best Scientific Message.
  • Educational Value and Message
  • Scientifically Accuracy
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Visual Appeal
  • Entertainment Value
  • Technical Quality

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://youthmakingripples.org

Managing Organization: Youth Making Ripples

Contact:

youthmakingripples@gmail.com

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
K-12 students (< 18 years of age). elementary, middle and high school students.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jan 5, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York