The extended deadline for the moviebakery global warming video award just passed. Now the jury will determine the winners by May 15th. Since I am part of the jury and watched the entries already I can already say that it is going to be hard to determine who wins and who won’t. We received a number of entries that deserve to win.
Here are our three main observations:
- The video makers were very creative. The topic global warming has been shown in many different ways I would have never though of (Note: Being creative is my job).
- The variety of contestants is huge: Students, activists, comedians, professional video artists, YouTube power users etcâ€¦
- This clearly shows that the topic is going mainstream and that someone doesn’t have to be an honorary member at Greenpeace to recognize the importance of global warming.
It looks like many artists had fun making their videos, even though the subject is serious. That was our objective. We wanted to show that environmentalism can be promoted in a lighter way as well. We hope to reach a wider audience with some of the contestants videos.
Back to selecting the winners. I am sure there will be plenty of discussion. All we know yet is that they will be announced at moviebakery.com on May 15th.