|SARASOTA COUNTY – Children, teens, and young adults interested in sustainability can share their thoughts on video and win prizes, in a creative Sarasota County contest. Added to the county’s annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set this year for Nov. 01, the contest looks to engage area youth and young adult audiences in the efforts to build lasting, equitable communities for generations to come.“Sarasota County Sustainability is committed to engaging and empowering young people to participate in sustainability and climate solutions,” said Alia Garrett, sustainability outreach coordinator with Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability. “After all, young people soon will be leading the charge to help all of us achieve a more sustainable and resilient community.” Fast-growing Sarasota County continues to face challenges, with stress on everything from health systems to natural resources, like water, natural areas, and wildlife. Children, teens, and young adults across the community have noticed, and are getting active in identifying and adopting sustainable approaches. The video contest, open to residents of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, asks contestants to create and submit a short video (no more than two minutes) explaining:Youth (ages 8-17): If you were in charge of the world, what actions would you take to improve the health of our planet?Young adults (ages 18-25): Create a demonstration video showing how you reused or upcycled something rather than throwing it away and how that benefited you and the environment.
Judging criteria include video content, technical quality, and creativity.
Participants will be grouped by age: 8-10 years old, 11-13, and 14-17 for youth, and 18-25 for young adults. The winner of each youth age group and up to three young adult contestants will each receive a $100 gift card, from our fiscal sponsor Transition Sarasota and other donations. In addition, all participants will receive a certificate, a free ticket to the workshop, and a reusable, metal straw, while supplies last. For more details on contest rules, guidelines, and judging criteria, visit the contest blogs:Youth: http://tiny.cc/scw22video_youthcontestYoung adult: http://tiny.cc/scw22video_adultcontest
All submissions are due by Oct. 05. To learn more about our speakers, agenda, and other event updates, please visit: scgov.net/SustainableCommunities.If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-9874 or email@example.com.
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