Climate Change Impacts extended for one week – Ha ha

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Well it is all to let you know that the comedy contest being hosted by the University of Colorado has extended its deadline to March 8th. One more week to get your entries in.

Here are some details!

Inside the Greenhouse at The University of Colorado-Boulder are holding a comedy & climate change short video competition

1st place: $250 prize ~ 2nd place: $100 ~ 3rd place: $50

Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.

In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 4 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize, and be shown during the upcoming ‘Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy’ night on March 17 at 7:30pm on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado.

The event will feature a range of comedic approaches, including standup comedy, sketch and situational comedy, and improv.

The primary audience will be University students along with members of the community in Boulder, Colorado (no age restrictions will be in place).

AWARD CRITERIA: Successful entries will have found the funny while relating to climate change issues. Each entry will be reviewed by a committee composed of students, faculty and graduate students at CU-Boulder.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

(1)  1-2 page pdf description of entry, including

A. title of creative work,

B. names and affiliations of all authors/contributors,

C. contact information of person submitting the entry,

D. a statement of permissions for use of content, as necessary, and

E. a 100-word description of the work.

(2)  A link to the up-to-4-minute composition, posted on Youtube or
Vimeo or the like

ELIGIBILITY: must be a citizen of Planet Earth; work created since
January 2015 is accepted; works must be less than 4 minutes in length,
captured through video; CU-Boulder employees are not eligible

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

·        March 8: entries due to itgcomedy@colorado.edu

·        March 14: applicants informed of decisions

·        March 17: winning entries shown at ‘Climate and Comedy’ night

CONTACTS:

Max Boykoff
Associate Professor
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES)
Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR)
Environmental Studies Program Campus Box 488
tel: (303) 735-0451
boykoff@colorado.edu

Danielle K. Garrison
MFA Dance Candidate-Aerial Dance Track University of Colorado-Boulder
Aerialist, Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher Artistic Director and Founder/DKG Dance Entertainment Coordinator and Performer/Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.
Teaching Artist/Colorado Ballet
Tel: (708) 717-4891
dkgdanceinfo@gmail.com

This initiative is part of the Inside the Greenhouse project at CU-Boulder. More information is here: http://www.insidethegreenhouse.org/

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