Read the Official Rules. The rules will tell you how we
will judge your short film and lots of other important information
about who can enter and what you must agree to do (18+,
US resident, etc.). Minimal lawyer-talk, maximum importance,
so please: READ
* You're going to
help us to educate the public about the need to protect
and preserve our oceans, waves and beaches. Every day a
beach suffers the adverse effects of reckless trash and
waste disposal. Every day a beach is closed because polluted
water makes the ocean unsafe to enter. Every year a coastline
recedes a bit more from overdevelopment and erosion. Had
enough? Want to help stem this negative tide? Then help
get the message in the open by making a short public service
announcement (PSA) to inform, influence, instigate, incite
and inspire change in your world. This is your chance to
share your VIEW in a shirt film. We think unleashing YOU
on this challenge may be the ticket to inspire others to
get involved with issues plaguing our coastlines.
* You don't need to explain the universe
of ocean environmentalism in 30-to-60 seconds. Just nailing
one piece of the story could be enough to win and help get
the right message across.
- Work our logo, tagline, name or website
address into your video (it's in the Rules). We want people
to learn more about project BLUE and
how purchasing responsibly will help Surfrider Foundation.
tip them off to where they can learn more and get involved.
- The theme for this short film initiative
is "buy a better future"
- Short film should be no longer than: 60 seconds
* Make us think, make us laugh, or surprise us! Your video
can be fictional, autobiographical, animated, full of facts,
etc. Look: if we knew what the perfect video would include,
we'd just film it and keep the prizes for ourselves, so
we are looking to you for inspiration.
* People of all ages will view your video:
so no cuss words or nudity!
* Before you can win a prize you'll have
to agree to let us use your name in promotional materials.
So if you are in the Witness Protection Program, you may
not want to enter this contest.
* The Grand Prize is a trip to Costa
Rica for two including airfare and accommodations for 5
days. Other Finalists will get products from our project
BLUE partners. Not to mention bragging rights, publicity
and the heartfelt thanks of the Surfrider Foundation and
the surf community.
* Have fun, and thanks for helping to
make a difference.
* Ready to go? Register
here for the VIEW Short Film
* (And when you
are done with that, be sure to make your way over to the
Foundation website to see what
this organization is doing for our coastlines all over the