(Posted Wed. Oct 3rd, 2012)
Oct. 3: There are less than two weeks left before the National Corn Growers Association’s “Ethanol Rocks” contest deadline Monday, Oct. 15. High school and college students from all backgrounds and majors are eligible to enter individually, as a group or through student organizations such as agriculture or science clubs, FFA, 4-H or art and film classes.
“We are looking for a forward looking take on how corn ethanol impacts our lives,” said Chad Willis, Chair of NCGA’s Ethanol Action Team. “Today’s youth will be shaping tomorrow’s world, and we want to tap their creativity to showcase the economic and environmental benefits of this domestic and renewal source of energy.”
First-place winners in each category (high school and college) will receive a $1,500 prize. For second place, $500 will be awarded. Judges are looking for two minutes or less of video that contains at least four facts about ethanol. Topics can include information on ethanol’s contribution to local economies, decreased reliance on foreign oil and environmental attributes. Winning videos will be selected based on impact, video design and editing, creativity and general appeal.
Complete information on contest guidelines, application and official rules can be found at www.ncga.com/ethanol-rocks-contest.