Take Care of Texas Video Contest

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Waste Management of Texas, Inc. are hosting a video contest for Texas high school students. The contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes and scholarship funds. Winners from grades 9-12 will be awarded scholarship funds, provided by Waste Management of Texas, Inc. The grand-prize winner will receive $2,500 in scholarship funds, second-place $1,500 in scholarship funds, and third-place $500 in scholarship funds. Video requirements:-Video must portray positive ways Texans can protect the environment in their daily lives including keeping the air and water clean, conserving water and energy, and reducing waste. Students are encouraged, but not required, to explore just one of these topics such as clean air or water conservation-Video must include the slogan "Take Care of Texas. It's the only one we've got." The slogan can either be expressed verbally or by using the Take Care of Texas logo-Must be 30 seconds long and contain a five-second "title screen" at the beginning -All video and music content must be original and royalty free or the student must submit written permission from copyright holder granting use of the copyrighted material-Videos must contain a slide with credits for all unoriginal content such as music, video, or images-A reference list must be submitted with the video for all unoriginal content such as music, video, or images-Video must be original work. Student may receive guidance from a teacher or parentFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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