Deadline: 2021-08-01 Award: 6000 Open to: This challenge is open to any citizens over 18, companies, non-governmental organizations, or educational institutions that are established residents or have a registered place of business. click on URL to see which states are eligible.*
Videos must focus on informing the public about harmful algal blooms in urban water bodies (e.g., neighborhood or community lakes or ponds and natural streams) and how to be safe around them. In the 0-2 minute video, Challenge-solvers must highlight at least one or more groups that use the waters, such as swimmers, boaters, fishers, or people who bring pets to the water. Videos should raise awareness about available local, state, or federal government resources for this issue. Applicants should strive to be creative, innovative and educational in their video content. Videos may include explanations or instructions. Identities of people, organizations, companies and institutions cannot appear in the video.
EPA will select a Grand Prize winner who will receive $6,000. EPA will also select a 2nd and 3rd Prize winner, who will receive $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.Videos will be judged on scientific accuracy, creativity and quality.
The Challenge begins on April 22, 2021. All video entries must be submitted in digital format by midnight CDT on Aug. 1, 2021
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