Are you a creative type with a hankering for 15 minutes of fame? Would you settle for 15 seconds? Enter this new eco-video contest and you could win public acclaim — and a Toyota hybrid. Cameron tells you how:
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Current TV and the Alliance for Climate Protection (both Gore-driven projects) have teamed up to promote :60 Seconds to Save the Earth, a contest soliciting video public service announcements about climate change. They’re looking for 15-, 30-, or 60-second video spots that will showcase green action and spur public change.
A panel of celebrity judges (including Cameron Diaz, Orlando Bloom, Rihanna, and George Clooney) will whittle the entries down to 20 semi-finalists, and the cream of the crop will then be determined by Current’s online community. The best ones will be aired internationally on Current TV and on MySpace’s Impact channel, and the top 20 submissions will bring home some cool loot: T-Mobile Sidekicks, a Sony entertainment system, or, for the grand-prize winner, a Toyota Highlander hybrid. The deadline for entries is September 12, so get that camera rolling.
Not a budding videographer? You can still play along by answering the Current Question on the Ecospot Contest page, the first of the series of climate-centric questions for site visitors: The climate crisis: When did you first “get it”?