Friday, October 21, 2016

Anti-Graffiti Video Contest For High School, College Students Now Accepting Entries

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation invites all students in grades 6, 7 and 8 in Pennsylvania to participate in the anti-graffiti Stewardship Video Contest for high school and college students.  The deadline for entries is January 16.
Prizes include: People’s Choice-- High School: $200; Critics’ Choice-- High School: $300; People’s Choice-- College $200; Critics’ Choice-- College $300.
Pittsburgh artist Andy Warhol had it right-- “Why would someone ruin nature by spraying paint on it?”
Use the quote by Pennsylvania native Andy Warhol to create a video that inspires visitors to take care of our public lands, or raises awareness of the negative impact graffiti has on our natural world.
Create an original video (2 minutes or less) to educate and inspire people with its message to steward our state parks and forests, not paint them with graffiti or other forms of vandalism.
The video must contain a compelling message for stewardship or an educational message about the impacts of graffiti, and a call to action. Entries can use any genre or shooting style.
Graffiti and tagging is on the rise in Pennsylvania state parks and forests, and PPFF needs your help to make it stop.
Spray paint is harmful to humans, nature, and geological formations. Graffiti is considered vandalism and is punishable by law.
To keep our state parks and forests graffiti free, the PA Parks & Forests Foundation is hosting this video contest to raise awareness about the importance of stewarding our state parks and forests.
A panel of judges will award Critics’ Choice prizes based on the criteria set forth below; People’s Choice prizes will be awarded based on popular online voting through the Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Winning videos will be displayed on PPFF’s website and shown at the Foundation’s annual awards banquet in May.
For more information and all the rules, Click Here for the contest flyer or visit the PPFF’s Stewardship Video Contest webpage.
To learn more about anti-graffiti efforts, visit PPFF’s Anti-Graffiti Campaign webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.
(Photo: Scenic Overlook, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Luzerne County, Marcus Schneck,
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