In what will serve as the first stage of a national competition, the Fuel Freedom Foundation is sponsoring a contest for students at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to produce a 1-3 minute video that most powerfully communicates the our mission, or one or more of the Fuel Freedom campaign points. Entries will be posted by the students on YouTube and any other social media sites. A first-place winner and two runners-up will be selected based on the virality of the videos, and on the judgment of the Foundation staff.
The winner will receive $5,000 and the two runners-up each will receive $2,500. The three videos will become eligible for a subsequent competition to produce a 5-8 minute mini-documentary video that expands on the earlier entry or otherwise aims to capture in longer form the essence of the Fuel Freedom Foundation campaign to change the national conversation about oil and energy. The longer-form competition may include entries from other universities.
The winner of the mini-documentary competition will receive $15,000.
Themes for the videos may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The relationships between oil price spikes and recessions
- Oil’s domination of the transportation system
- Separating oil for transportation from the generic topic of “energy” (which includes electricity generation sources)
- How the AT&T breakup can show the way toward transportation fuel competition
- Myth: Corn ethanol increases food prices
- Myth: High oil prices are good for the environment
- Myth: Increased oil drilling will bring down prices
- Myth: Drilling from domestic sources can meet all of our oil needs
The deadline for submitting the short-form videos is June 18.
For information on the Chapman Video Competition contact Robin Vercruse, Vice President of Operations at the Fuel Freedom Foundation, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.