The 2019 Eco-Comedy theme is Climate Change. Yes, it’s a vast, unwieldy topic that
already has people rolling their eyes. So, we challenge you to produce a short (less than
three minutes), humorous video that will be seen on YouTube to engage audiences in
climate change. The contest is open to anyone worldwide who has a flair for producing
videos. There are four categories: K-8, High School, College/University, and Nonstudent.
A panel of judges representing The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Environmental
Filmmaking who will determine the finalists and grand prize winner. This year, we have two guest finalist judges: comedian Bethany Hall and Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” producer Keith Haskal. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites and social media channels.
The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, plus recognition at the DC
Environmental Film Festival, and on the websites of the Center for Environmental and The
Communicate a clear (and funny!) message around the theme of climate change.
Reach a broad audience.
Be an original production.
Contain a title at the beginning; please include the total running time.
Contain credits of the production crew members at the end.
Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits).
Be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone on February 20, 2019.