My Green Idea competition: Putting 10:10 into action at UCL
17 February 2010
Our environment is in trouble. Each one of us needs to act now. What will you do?
UCL and the UCL Union have signed up to 10:10, a campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. To make this university-wide initiative effective, we must enlist the support of everyone within UCL and the UCL Students’ Union.
mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make a video up to 3 minutes long on how YOU
personally can cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.
The video can be recorded on your phone or video camera, animated or a series of photos and messages – whatever you do, just be creative. And be positive! Our green agenda shouldn’t be about making people feel guilty but inspiring them to live greener, more sustainable lifestyles.
Where the films will go
your video, upload it to the UCLTV YouTube channel as a response to our ‘Go
Green’ video. We will
select the best videos to go onto UCL’s environmental website when it
goes live this spring.
When you upload your film, don’t forget to send us an
email with your name and contact info so we can notify you if you’ve won.
The winning videos will be screened from the UCL homepage, on YouTube and on video screens around UCL. By entering the competition, you agree that UCL has the right to show your film in these different contexts.
esteemed panel of cineastes and green warriors will judge films on two main criteria: content of your green idea and the creativity with which you express it. Your
video doesn’t have to be an Oscar contender; it just has to have a good idea
and an original way of expressing it. See the tips at the link above for guidance.
Best film: £100, which you can pocket or donate to an environmental charity of your choice
Best idea: £50, goes to best concept for sustainability
Most creative: £50, goes to the most inventive film
And many more prizes, including UCL Fairtrade hoodies and vouchers for tea and coffee at UCL cafes.
Who can enter
All UCL students (undergraduate and postgraduate), researchers and staff.
Sunday, 28 March, 2010
Email Robert Eagle in UCL Communications.
As a general rule, it’s against copyright law to use popular music or photos from the internet in your video. We suggest composing your own music or finding a musically inclined friend to do it for you. If you’re unsure about copyright issues in your film, don’t be afraid to ask us. In accordance with YouTube official policy, by uploading your film, you acknowledge that you have cleared all copyright image and music.