Posted by bessie on Thursday, July 31, 2008.

Climate Matters: Inspire Our Next President!

Well folks, we’ve been waiting for this day for some time now… We’d like to announce the launch of our video contest - Climate Matters: Inspire Our Next President. We’ve partnered with 1Sky, a climate change organization based in Washington DC, and Vimeo, a premier video-sharing website, to make sure our leaders know why climate change must be addressed by our next president. That’s why we’re calling on Americans (that’s you!) to create a 30 or 60 second video to deliver a clear, creative and compelling message to our leaders to take bold action on climate change.

Now, our message to you… What are you waiting for? Grab yourself a camera, it doesn’t have to be fancy, and ask yourself what message you want to deliver to our leaders right now. Serious or funny, amateur or professional, we’re opening the political space for you to share that message. Upload your video on Vimeo’s Climate Matters website, and be sure to self-promote. The top ten videos will be chosen based on average views per day, so you can help your video get to the top! Winning videos will be broadcast to a central audience of over 50 million people nationwide and will be shown to our leaders in Washington.

Check out the contest’s introductory video, you might see some familiar faces!

Climate Matters from Brighter Planet on Vimeo.


The top video submission will be awarded with $3000 on a preloaded Brighter Planet Visa Gift Card; 2nd Place, $1000 on a preloaded Brighter Planet Visa Gift Card; and 3rd Place, $500 on a preloaded Brighter Planet Visa Gift Card.

Viewers can also enter a raffle to win a brand new Canon VIXIA HV30 HDV camcorder - next year you’ll have no excuse not to submit a film!


We’ve got a stellar panel of judges that come from all sides of the political spectrum:

• Gillian Caldwell, Campaign Director and Film Producer, 1Sky • Leila Conners, President and Co-Founder of Tree Media, Producer/Director 11th Hour • Nadia Conners, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Tree Media, Producer/Director 11th Hour • Maggie Gyllenhaal, Actress, Rachel Dawes in Batman the Dark Knight • Anya Kamenetz, author Generation Debt and Staff Writer Fast Company • Rory Kennedy, Director and Producer, Moxie Firecracker Films • David Jenkins, Government Affairs Director Republicans for Environmental Protection • Tia Lessin, Director and Producer, Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine • Patti Prairie, President and CEO, Brighter Planet • Bill Stetson, film producer and environmental consultant

Be sure to know the rules (the terms and conditions are on the contest website)

And don’t doubt yourself for one second, because one video can change the world!

-The Brighter Planet team

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