Updated 6/8/13: Congratulations to Hannah Rodnunsky, winner of the 2013 Youth on Board video contest! Watch her 60 second video to feel inspired.
Original article published 4/3/13: CMA’s Youth on Board video contest is the perfect opportunity for youth in Southern California to have their voices heard. Share your ocean enthusiasm with others by making an inspiring video!
“We are excited to see how young people funnel their passion and concern for our oceans into a video, which is why we kept the contest requirements very minimal, we didn’t want to limit creativity,” said Mike Schaadt, Director of CMA.
Kids across two oceans are participating in video contests; all the way from Nausicaá Aquarium in Boulogne sur Mer, France to Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The challenges and issues facing our oceans are worldwide and hosting three separate contests at three different aquariums seemed fitting. Some of the top global ocean issues are pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing, ocean acidification and climate change.
“We encourage interested local participants to visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for potential ideas and also to learn more about the challenges compromising ocean health,” said Schaadt. “We are looking for videos that inspire people to change their behaviors to protect our precious ocean; humor and positive messages are welcome.”
CMA’s video contest is for middle school and high school students in Southern California. Participants are tasked with creating a video that is 60 seconds or less without dialogue, featuring their inspiring impressions of Southern California’s ocean. Entries are due May 15, 2013 and will be judged on originality, creativity and how effectively the message conveys the inspirational nature of the ocean.
“Each Aquarium will upload videos to their Youtube page and then all the videos will be uploaded to a joint Youth on Board Youtube page,” said Schaadt. “This is your chance to give local ocean issues global attention and share your creativity with the world. We’re all interconnected and your video has the potential to make a difference.”