One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students from third grade through college. Each film submission is based on one or several of the following topics: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, open space, and ecosystems. All entries must be between 3 and 8 minutes in length. To enter the contest, entrants must be in one of the listed grade level categories at the time of submission. There will be one winner in each of the seven categories. Occasionally, there will be a tie, allowing for two winners in a category. Contest entries may be submitted by an individual, or by a group of any size (ex: a group of friends, an after-school program, or an entire class).
In the case of a group submission, one prize will be awarded to the entire group as a whole. Entrants will then be judged on their ability to address the topic(s) of choice by being engaging, informative, inspiring, and creative through their film. All submissions must show a strong (research-supported) understanding of the topics and related issues. Submissions must share and highlight solutions to the issues discussed in the chosen sustainability topic(s). The film entry’s theme must be solution-based. The film should talk about an environmental/sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.