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Living Climate Change Video Challenge

The Living Climate Change video challenge, presented by IDEO and hosted by DESIGN 21, invites you to express what life will be like in 20 to 30 years as we move along a path toward reduced carbon emissions.

The Living Climate Change Video Challenge invites you to show us your vision of a future shaped by climate change, as we move along the path toward reduced carbon emissions.

This video showcase on climate change is more than a contest. It is a call for new thinking that leads to new choices, conversations, and opportunities.

Objective

Create an original video that envisions how climate change will impact our lives over the next 20 to 30 years. Looking beyond the doom and gloom and the policy discussions that have dominated the debate, how would you envision a human-centered, sustainable future? Which behaviors will change? Which will be preserved?

This video showcase on climate change is more than a contest.  It is a call for new thinking that leads to new choices, conversations, and opportunities.

  • Frame the challenge: How do you see climate change affecting your life?
  • Future, not far-out: 20 to 30 years isn’t so far off (see LivingClimateChange.com for inspiration).
  • Context: Ground your scenarios in thoughtful insights and facts. Tell us why your ideas — big or seemingly small, everyday or extraordinary — matter.
  • Change: Which behaviors will need to change? Which will be preserved?
  • Impact: What is the scale of impact for your idea?
  • Inspire: Help the conversation move past all the doom and gloom.

Prizes

  • One prize of US $3,000, plus a “Deep Dive” half-day workshop with IDEO in each age category (winner to be chosen by our judges).
  • One prize of US $500 in each age category (winner to be chosen by our judges).
  • One “Most Popular” selection in each age category to be selected by the DESIGN 21 online community during the public judging period, May 31 to June 10.

Rules

  • Open to individuals and teams of all ages.
  • You may submit multiple entries, though you can only upload one video per entry.
  • Two age categories: 18 and over, and Under 18 (with parent/guardian permission)
  • Winners of monetary prizes will be responsible for any and all taxes.

How to enter?

Submit your entries to the appropriate competition on Design 21:

Your Entry must include:

  1. one video of no more than 2 minutes in duration
    Your video file size must not exceed 20MB and must be in one of the following trusted formats:

    • asf – asf format
    • avi – avi format
    • flv – flv format
    • m4v – raw MPEG4 video format
    • mov, mp4, m4a, 3gp, 3g2, mj2 – QuickTime/MPEG4/Motion JPEG 2000 format
    • wmv – Windows Media Video format

    All videos will be displayed at 544 x 408 pixels.

    All videos entered for this Challenge must include both the URLs LivingClimateChange.com and Design21sdn.com at the end of the video. An optional template can be downloaded here. Entries that do not contain the URLs at the end of their video will be removed and ineligible for entry.

    Videos must not contain any product placement or product disparagement, logos, trademarks or trade names.

    Videos longer than 2 minutes in duration will be removed from the website and ineligible for entry.

    Videos will show with a thumbnail image (see Rules for details).

  2. explanation of ideas

    No more than 400 words describing your work and the context for it. English text only. See “Thought Starters” in the Overview for guidelines.

  3. acceptance of the Rules for this Challenge and DESIGN 21’s Terms of Use

    When you submit your entry, you will be required to check the box that says that you have read the Rules and DESIGN 21’s site Terms of Use, so make sure you are familiar with the policies laid out in these sections.