Attention Students- We Have A Video Competition for You!

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Attention Middle School to College Students, River Action and Fresh Films are hosting the Environmental Film Series Student Video Competition, a short video competition. We are challenging students to create a 3-5 minute video on local environmental issues related to the Mississippi River. This could range from flooding to wildlife to commercial traffic on the river. You may work individually or as a team. Video submissions are due November 15th and will be announced on December 15th.

Winners will receive $100 prizes and $150 for their classroom to be used by their teachers, will be featured as part of our QC Environmental Film Series 2021 and will be featured in River Action’s Eddy Magazine There will be two winners from each age group (2 middle schoolers, 2 high schoolers, and 2 college students).  Video submissions will be judged by Rock Island-based Fresh Films and in partnership with the Fresh Films Fall Video Challenge, winning entries will be showcased digitally on Fresh Films channels.

For those who are new to film or would like some helpful tips,  we are hosting a free film making workshop on September 13th from 2:45pm-4pm. The workshop will be hosted by a professional videographer. Those who attend will receive a free ticket to the Environmental Film Series films that will be shown that day. They are “Deer 139”, Brower Youth Awards, and Shorts of Conservation Activists. Contact River Action to register for this exciting opportunity!

For more information: Call River Action, 563-322-2969, or visit our website at