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Climate Change NOISE - Alternate Media Challenge

  • January 19, 2022
  • 11:59 PM
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Climate Change
Alternate Media Challenge

No one is too small [or too young] to make a difference (Greta Thunberg)

In anticipation of our third annual Kids Climate Challenge we are inviting students of all ages to submit video, audio and other online media pieces. These could take many forms from audio-only music, spoken word or otherwise sound designed pieces, to full scale video documentaries, animations, or fictional representations. The sky is the limit. We recommend that you keep your pieces to under 5 minutes, though that is not a hard and fast rule. 

For those interested in producing a video, the One Earth Film Festival has developed an online self-paced course on movie creation. The course contains 3 hours of instruction broken into many short videos assuming students have only smart phones of tablets available to them. It covers Scriptwriting & Storyboards through Props, Costumes, Lighting & Shadows to Publishing, Privacy, & Digital CitizenshipLearn more about it hereThose considering a video submission may also want to familiarize themselves with the One Earth Film Festival guidelines, as they could potentially submit their piece there in January after receiving feedback and comment from our judges. 

For those interested in audio – music, sounds and stories – we’d love to have you join us for our own Make Some Noise – Music Workshop on December 15. After that date, recordings of the session are available upon request. Get inspired to create audio files - music, sounds or stories - for submission to the Kids Climate Summit (either MP3 or WAV files, 250 MB or less). In addition to this workshop, we are planning to schedule a musician a month – Jan-March – to provide insights into their composition process, if there is interest. Attendees would be able to ask questions of the musicians to learn why and how they composed and produced their sounds and songs. Stay ‘tuned’ for more details.

All submissions meeting the challenge will be considered for posting on the Kids Climate Change webpage or for inclusion in a the Kids Climate Summit presentation in the Kids Climate Summit presentation/digital ebook (format coming soon!). 

All students  are invited to participate. 

Once they have been finalized, submission instructions will be provided to all who have registered.

Email your questions or concerns to  Kids Summit.

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