THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM TO HELP SAVE OUR PLANET’S CORAL REEFS!

With EXPERT JUDGES including The Ocean Agency's RICHARD VEVERS from the Netflix hit, “CHASING CORAL”, and ANGIE LASSMAN from NBC 6!

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BROADCAST SPONSOR

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

PRIZE SPONSOR

The National “Coral to Action” Student Challenge is a search for the best short video – of a minute or less – that tells the world about the crisis facing our coral reefs and how they can help.

Coral Restoration Foundation™ is looking for a film that is creative, engaging, and unexpected.

 

The challenge is open to all students in America in Grades K through 12.

 

PUTTING IT TO THE VOTE

The videos will be whittled down to the final three by an expert panel that includes Richard Vevers from the Netflix hit "Chasing Coral", and Emmy Award-winner Angie Lassman from NBC 6.

 

The three shortlisted videos will then be put to a public vote to find the winner. 

 

PRIZES

The winning students will receive a state-of-the-art educational aquarium for their school, sponsored by Titan Aquatic Exhibits. Their video will be hosted on the Coral Restoration Foundation™ website and shared across every one of the organization’s social media accounts with a combined reach of just under half a million people a month. 

The winning participants will be brought to the Coral Restoration Foundation™ annual gala, Raise the Reef 2020*!

 

AMPLIFYING THE MESSAGE

The “Coral to Action” Broadcast Sponsor, NBC 6, is giving America’s students an opportunity to amplify their message. They are joining the mission to save our planet’s coral reefs from extinction and will be airing the winning film on their network and digital platforms.

 

A WAVE OF CHANGE

This campaign gives all students a chance to empower their communities to create positive change for life in the oceans. Join us!

DEADLINE FOR ENTIRES

All entries must be received by Coral Restoration Foundation™ by February 11, 2020. The three shortlisted videos will be announced and put to the public vote on March 23, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 6, 2020.   

*Terms and conditions apply. 

THE CHALLENGE BRIEF

Create an original public service announcement video which sends a message about the current condition of the Florida Reef Tract and what people can do to help.

Students can work alone or in groups of up to four.

The video must be at least 20 seconds long, and not more than 58 seconds long.

Entries will be judged by a judging panel according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity 

  • Content (i.e. how well the video presents accurate information on the current condition of the Florida Reef and what can be done to save it)

  • Persuasiveness/Effective Communication 

The challenge is open to students who are enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade at a public or private school in the United States.

 

Entries must be submitted by teachers, principals, councilors, parents, etc. who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry.

All content must be original.

DEADLINE FOR ENTIRES

All entries must be received by Coral Restoration Foundation™ by 11:59 pm on February 11, 2020. The three shortlisted videos will be announced and put to the public vote on March 23, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 6, 2020.   

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY AND WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY.

 

SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN SOON!

Coral Restoration Foundation™

LEARNING LABS

Download the Project-Based Learning Labs that support the Coral to Action Student Challenge.

 

Just click the links below!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

For more information contact Alice Grainger: alice@coralrestoration.org

Headquarters

89111 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070

 

Exploration Center

5 Seagate Blvd, Key Largo, Florida 33037

(Next to the Pilot House Restaurant & Marina)

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