Delaware high school students are invited to share their thoughts on climate change by entering the 2009 Coast Day Video Contest. The contest, which is a new event for Coast Day, is open to any high school student in Delaware who is enrolled in 9th – 12th grade as of the 2009-10 academic year.
The theme for Delaware’s 2009 Coast Day is “Climate Change and Our Coast,” and entrants may submit a short video submission on this theme. Videos may be animations, photo slide shows, or live action, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change in Delaware. Students may take a wide range of approaches to the topic — from how they believe climate change may impact their community, to what they are doing or what they believe can be done in Delaware to help deal with the effects of climate change.
Videos will be featured on the Coast Day web site and Delaware Sea Grant College Program’s YouTube channel. Contest winners will receive prizes and recognition at this year's Coast Day, which will be held on Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del.
The winning entry will receive a Flip Video UltraHD camcorder, while runners-up will receive camera store gift cards valued at $100 for second prize and $50 for third prize. Winning students and their teachers also will be recognized through news releases to the media.
Coast Day, an annual educational festival and showcase for Delaware's rich marine resources, is held every year on the first Sunday in October at UD’s Lewes campus. Sponsored by UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and Delaware Sea Grant, Coast Day attracts more than 10,000 visitors and has won state and national awards for its efforts to promote environmental education and stewardship.
For a complete list of Coast Day Video Contest rules, and to learn more about Coast Day, visit www.decoastday.org.
To watch a video about the contest, visit our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/DESeaGrant.
The videos, which will be considered only if they are under two minutes in length, conform to contest rules, and are postmarked by Sept. 11, should be sent to:
Coast Day Video Contest
Marine Public Education Office
222 South Chapel St., Room 103
Newark, DE 19716-3530
For more information, contact Lisa Tossey at 302-831-8175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, visit www.deseagrant.org. For more about CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.