IDEAS: Challenge Contest

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IDEAS FOR YOUR UNIQUE ENTRY!

Each Unique Climate Challenge Has Fun & Engaging Themes and is Announced 30 Days in Advance of Challenge/Contest Launch

YOUR FUN & EASY PHOTO, VIDEO or AUDIO (STORY, POEM, LYRICS, SONG) 

YOU, FRIENDS & FAMILY CAN ENTER AS MANY CHALLENGES AS THEY CHOOSE, TOO.

FUN, EXCITING Challenges UPCOMING THIS YEAR:

PLANT: Plant by Seed! Transplant a Plant!  Plant a Tree or Bush! 

Your Community Garden?  Show Your Harvest, Past or Present! 

 CREATIVE: Share a New Green Solution,  A Fun Plant Play or Story? 

Join Us In Song & Dance

 Grab Your Friends! 

 Just CAPTURE, UPLOAD TO SHARE AND VOTE!

Each Challenge is Unique.

  • Your content will be your own quick & creative take on your story of connecting with planet earth through your videos, photos or audio.

  • Special emphasis and judging credit is based on actions to showcase soil regeneration & permaculture stories.

  • Go it alone, or Invite friends and family into your "creative photo, video or audio" and then,

  • Challenge each of them to Enter to tell their own visual or written story. 

  • They can enter separately and VOTE for You, themselves and other's who enter.

 

 

EASY ENTRY

 

Your Entry automatically enters you into the EarthSTARS Alumni Club and also gives you Special invites to Exclusive Events, VIP Workshops, Press Conferences & Future CanUDIGitEARTH Challenges! 

Through innovative growing programs, the latest permaculture science and effective partnerships, we will work as one to save the planet’s soil and improve the quality, health and join in the joy of growing food for the lives of people around the globe.

 

An important note, we do not discriminate on age, location, social status, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual designation.  The world is made of beautiful people and we’d love to hear from everyone.  Just follow our Rules & Guidelines!

 

 

DETAILS & CREATIVE IDEAS

What We Are Looking For 

 

YOUR CREATIVE ENTRY promotes, celebrates, and teaches us how you are planting or replanting in soil to regenerate our soils ability to grow plants and showcase ways in which you celebrate our beautiful planet.  Your submission showcases your personality and should require a minimal investment of time, money or effort.  It's meant to be pure FUN & ENLIGHTENMENT FOR THE WORLD.

 

The Creative Approach Taken on Your EarthSTARS Entry is at Your Discretion. 

A serious approach could be taken to highlight your current activity,

 

On the other hand, a funny approach could also be taken to highlight the lighter side of planting for a better health future. For instance, what humorous things could happen to a person who’s trying to plant a garden in a school or meet with politicians to get them to change the rules?

 

Or a person who has never planted anything but wants to make change happen?  How does trying to change things change the person who is trying to make the change happen?

 

While the creative direction you choose is up to you, be mindful that CUDIE wants these videos to serve effectively as Public Service Announcements (PSAs), so they should represent all possibilities in a positive manner.   

The power of our video story goes hand in hand with responsibility.  Make sure that you’re supporting other people and cultures through your messages and images, adding to the overall positive global experience.

 

 

GUIDELINES & WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

PHOTO, VIDEO, AUDIO 

Details: What We Are Looking For:

For each entrant to take a photo or make 60 second to 2 Minute video or audio that promotes, celebrates, or teaches us how you working to clean up our planet, with a special focus on  planting or replanting in soil to regenerate carbon. Your submission really requires a minimal investment of time and effort. 

  • Find Your Photo, Video or Audio Title:  What statement do you want to convey?

  • Title your story. Take a look at YouTube for ideas and inspiration.

  • Video/Audio: Plan before you record.  Think about the best way to share your story.  What do you want us to know and see?  What are the most important components to share?

  • Use your Smart phone!  Just make sure the format is compatible for submission.

  • Horizontal Format is required for all Videos.

  • Make sure your video or audio is clear and audible.  Limit background noise and make sure we can see the video.

  • Don't limit your creativity! Consider how you want to share your story. 

  • What is the most impactful way to communicate your message?  Hand written signs? Guest, youth guests, gardening tools, veggie costumes!  Use your creativity and HAVE FUN.

  • Don't read from a script.  Be natural and speak from your heart.  Show more than tell.

  • Statement of impact.  What makes your story and approach compelling? How is what you are sharing making a noticeable difference for the world?

  • Don't cram content.  You only have up to 120 seconds on Video.  Make each one count.

  • Edit if necessary.  Video editing is at your discretion. Video editing software apps like iMovie, or online editors like Clipchamp.com, Wevideo.com or Wochit.com.  Your video does not need to be edited to be accepted!

 

VIDEO UPLOAD GUIDELINES

  1. Videos cannot exceed 2 Minutes

  2. SHOOT from your SmartPhone.

  3. VIDEO Links Accepted include from your SmartPhone, Youtube & Vimeo Channels.

  4. Accepted file types include: MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, FLV, WEBM, WMV, MKV, M4V

  5. Rules and Tips & for a Deep Dive into Video Uploads + in Detail HERE 

 

By entering and uploading your entry, you agree to these guidelines.

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VOTING PEOPLE'S CHOICE & SELECTED JUDGING CRITERIA & DATES

  • Content: How original, practical, and or/inspirational is the message?

  • Creativity: How engaging, amusing, or effective is the presentation?

  • Clarity: How clear and understandable is the instruction or message?

  • By Continent/Country:  

How your Continent or Country leads the Challenges in the  world with your creative growing ideas!

VOTING DATES: 

TO BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE EACH CHALLENGE THROUGHOUT THE CHALLENGE CONTESTS!