Youth Voices of Change is a project of the Will Steger Foundation and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to raise awareness about climate change and the amazing youth engaged in solutions throughout Minnesota. Climate change is the environmental issue of our time and we believe youth have the power to make real change.
To inspire change, we invite young people in Grades 4-12 during the 2013-2014 school year to share their solutions and/or help raise awareness about climate change issues in the form of a video.
Ten finalist videos will be chosen and the competition winners will be announced the evening of August 22, 2014 on the Sustainability Stage at the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair.
Videos must fall into one of two categories: Action or Awareness:
Action videos show a real or proposed project that you are working on and are eligible for a seed grant to help accomplish it. These videos should educate your peers, families, or the public about the project and its impact.
Awareness videos should be educational and intentionally leave the viewer with helpful information, and/or a compelling story. These videos should educate your peers, families, or the public about climate change impacts and solutions.
Videos should be 30 seconds to 2 minutes. All videos will be judged by a panel based on:
- Accuracy of the content presented (need help? See our Resources page)
- Creativity in presentation
- Quality of the video (filming, lighting, sound etc.)
- Innovative climate change solutions
- Adherence to contest categories
- Adherence to contest rules
For more information about these categories and how to enter, follow the links below.