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Green-Minute Video Contest seeks student
storytelling with sustainability theme

Enter by Oct. 19 for a chance to win an iPad

Past Winners

Winner: Lance Barnard

Winner: Erin Hedrick

Winner: Aleksandra Gawor

September 24, 2012

DALLAS (SMU) – The fourth annual Green Minute Video Contest is under way, with SMU’s Sustainability Committee challenging students to produce a fun, one-minute video that encourages sustainable living and learning on the Hilltop.

Entries are due by noon Friday, Oct. 19, and should be submitted to in *.mov or *.wmv format.  The winner will take home an iPad.

The first-place video will be featured Dec. 1 at TEDxSMU, which will be live-streamed, and also will be posted to the SMU web site and shared with the growing @SMU Twitter audience.

The rules are simple: The contest is for SMU students only, the videos should be “G” rated and no longer than a minute. Contestants can shoot their videos with just about anything – even a smart phone.  Incorporating the Sustainability Committee’s 2012 theme Sustainability Means U– is encouraged.

Entrants may focus on any sustainability topic, but here are some suggestions:

  • Promoting reusable water pouches and bottles instead of disposables
  • Using public or shared transportation instead of driving
  • Turning off the faucet while brushing teeth
  • Hitting “print” only when necessary
  • Promoting sustainability research on campus

“This contest has become a tradition that we look forward to,” said Sustainability Committee chair Bonnie Jacobs. “The videos are a fun way to spread the word about preserving our resources, and our students are so creative that the entries always produce surprises. The videos live on from year-to-year and get noticed outside the campus, too.”

For any questions about the contest, or should you have a problem submitting your entry, please contact Lisa Wall at  The SMU Sustainability Committee is a group of faculty, students and staff who promote sustainability and increased environmental awareness on the Hilltop.

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