By Karina Mazhukhina | May 1, 2015

This winter and spring, UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences challenged Washington state high school and undergraduate students to grab a camera and film what climate change meant to them in three minutes or less. The prize: up to $5,000 for each age group.

The winners will be announced at Town Hall on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. The top five teams from both high school and undergraduate categories will meet with the judges and watch the screening of their films on the big screen.

Judges range from climate scientists to artists and filmmakers. They will be looking for creativity, originality, and a powerful message that addresses impacts, challenges and solutions relating to climate change at any scale.

 “One of the core issues uniting all of our work is climate change, and how we adapt to a rapidly changing world and natural environment,” said the contest creators to UW Today. “Much of the responsibility for finding sustainable solutions will fall on the younger generations. That’s what inspired us to host this video competition – to spread awareness and hear your voices on the issue.”