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At Sustainable North Grenville, our mission is to foster a resilient community that meets the social, cultural and economic needs of its residents now and for the future, while preserving the environment’s ability to support it.

To us, a sustainable community requires the balance of environmental, social equity and economic demands – the “three pillars” of sustainability.

Here’s your chance to show others what a sustainable community means to you!

SNG invites budding videographers to participate in our first-ever student video contest. Be creative, get your voice heard, and most importantly have fun!

All videos submitted should be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. To submit a video first post it to YouTube™. Make sure that you have your parent’s permission first! Submit the link to our judges by filling out a form linked from the ‘Enter Challenge’ link above.


Four prizes will be awarded for the following:

1st place: $75 for the winning video submission.
2nd place: $50
3rd place: $25

Viewer’s Choice – $25
Promote your sustainability themed video and get your friends and family to ‘like’ it on YouTube™. The video with the most ‘likes’ by April 17, 2012 will win the ‘Viewer’s Choice’ award.

Winners will be announced and featured (played) at the North Grenville Sustainability Festival on April 22, 2012. Winners will also be notified via email shortly thereafter.

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges will determine the award winners based on understanding of the sustainability themed/topic, the clear expression of ideas, production values, originality and creativity.

Examples of sustainability themed videos can be seen here



1. Submission: Entry Period runs from February 13th, 2012 to April 10, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

2. Eligibility: This Competition is open to any student between 13 to 18 years of age within North Grenville.

3. Video Entries Requirements: Entries submitted must not exceed a maximum of 3 minutes in duration and must comply with all YouTube™ guidelines (*ask your parents before posting to YouTube™).

4. Viewer’s Choice winners will not be excluded from winning judged prizes.

5. In the event of a Viewers’s Choice tie, a winner will be declared at the sole discretion of Sustainable North Grenville.

6. Team entries are allowed, however, only one prize will be awarded for each winning video.

7. Limit of one entry per student or team.

8. Entries will be accepted in English only.

9. By submitting an entry, you agree to let SNG use it in future promotion material.

Download Official Rules »

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