The UW Climate Change Video Contest is back for a third year! With growing fears about climate change and how our government will address the challenge, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences wants to know: How do you convince a climate change skeptic? 

Grab your camera, phone or tablet and make a two-minute ad that will convince a climate change skeptic to take action! Your ad can target anyone — the general public, voters, a friend, family member, local politician or world leader. What matters most is the power and effectiveness of your message, your ability to engage viewers with opposing viewpoints and the strength of your scientific reasoning.

Videos must be two minutes or less and can be any format — satire, claymation, sci-fi, music video, film noir, mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy, rock opera, personal monologue, documentary or anything else. 

The details

  • This year’s contest is open to all Washington state high school students
  • Need some inspiration? Take a look at the winning videos from 2016 and 2015
  • Submissions are due on April 30, 2017
  • The top five videos will proceed to the finalist round and will be screened at the UW Climate Change Video Awards this spring, the public awards ceremony where we announce the winners. A panel of climate scientists, artists and filmmakers will discuss the videos and award prizes. And finalists get to meet the judges backstage at a private reception after the show!
  • First place prize is $5,000; second place prize is $1,000; and the third place prize is $500
  • Follow the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on the contest

Learn more and submit your video! »