SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 CONTEST ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.
Each student may submit up to three short videos.
Videos, including title and credits, must not exceed 4 minutes in length.
Videos may be made on mobile devices, cameras, laptops, or desktops.
Videos may be documentary, animation, fiction, or music video.
Videos should include imagery, themes, and messaging related to environmental, cultural, and/or historical conservation issues and connections.
Any video-editing app may be used in post-production.
Age & Contest Categories
10 & under – Individual students 10 years of age or under as of submission date.
11 to 14 – Individual students 11 to 14 years of age as of submission date.
15 to 18 – Individual students 15 to 18 years of age as ofsubmission date.
Team Project – can be mixed ages (up to 18) and open to groups of up to five (5) students creating one submission.
Prizes of $100 cash will be awarded for the best video in each of the four categories (10 & under, 11 to 14, 15 to 18, and Team Project)
A top prize of $250 cash will be awarded for the video that tells the most compelling story of the student’s relationship to conservation.
Videos will be judged by a jury on the power and relevancy of the conservation message, originality/creativity, and the overall production value, in that order. Components to be considered include use of imagery, sound, messaging (verbal or nonverbal), and surroundings.
THANK YOU to the founding funders of this new youth project!
Michael Hobert & Mary Jane Lee
Jennifer A. Jones
Natalie Klein & Jess Druszkowski
Tim Lawrence & Allison Spensley
Kirsten Martin & Sean Murtagh
Tom & Lisa Murphy
James Remuzzi -Sustainable Solutions LLC
John & Susan Skinner
Michael & Nancy Spensley
Barbara Spicher & Martin Burke
Brick & Diane Brewer
Jack & Page Carter
Bruce & Carol Flax
Nick Snow & Cathleen McCoy
Michael & Lori Boswell
Robert & Patricia Wright
We are happy to announce the winners of the ACFF’s 2018 Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest and thank all of the students who submitted their short videos for this contest.
You can view all of the submissions on our Vimeo channel here.
We hope this is just the beginning of establishing our Youth Video Archive and further engaging young people in conservation filmmaking!
Grand Prize ($250) Creek Animals and How to Save Them – Bryce Coppenger (13), Emmett Delly (9), Lauren Zeigler (11), and Paige Coppenger (11) – Locust Grove Nature Camp
10 & under ($100) Waste-Ed – Amelia Humphreys (10)