Maggie GyllenhaalIf you had 60 seconds to talk to our next president and other political leaders about climate change, what would you say?

Well, get your speech ready because the Climate Matters Video Contest is offering that opportunity to 10 lucky videographers. They’re accepting submissions on Vimeo until September 22, and the top ten most-viewed videos will be featured during an October event for the media, Congress, and both presidential campaigns. They’ll also be featured on major media sites including HuffPo and ThinkMTV.

Need more incentive? A panel of judges including actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and the producers/directors of 11th Hour will choose the top three videos, and those winners will receive Brighter Planet Visa gift cards.

So get to filming — and voting. Now’s your chance to make sure climate matters to our political leaders.

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Check out an intro video below:

Climate Matters from Brighter Planet on Vimeo.

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