City hosts sustainability film contest for students

June 15, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. June 15, 2012

Capture a vision of sustainability on film for a city-sponsored contest, and share ideas about how to make Issaquah a more livable community.

City leaders launched the student film contest in part to gather ideas for fostering a healthy environment, a strong economy and active citizens in the present and the future.

Organizers plan to feature selected films on the municipal website. In addition, a panel of judges plans to select 10 winners to receive a special honor and invitation to the Issy Awards at Village Theatre in September.

In order to participate, respond to one of the questions below in a three- to five-minute short film. Entrants can create the clips on a cellphone, digital camera or other video-equipped device. The questions include:

  • How do you live sustainably?
  • What makes you happy about a sustainable future?
  • What are some examples of sustainability in your community?

The contest is open to all Issaquah School District middle and high school students, as well as students in private schools within Issaquah city limits. Students can work individually or in teams.

Films should be in .mov, .mp4, .mpeg or .avi formats at the highest resolution possible. Other formats can be submitted, but conversion may not be possible for the municipal website or Channel 21.

Send a copy of the video on a CD and the entry form to Sustainable Film Shorts – Office of Sustainability, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027. The entry deadline is July 6.

The city reserves the right to exclude any films deemed unsuitable.

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One Response to “City hosts sustainability film contest for students”

  1. Pat Lee on June 17th, 2012 8:37 pm

    how do you define sustainability? What does that even mean? How can kids make a video about such an abstract concept???? Why not “our community” or “best of issaquah” or even the “worst of issaquah”. Who is in charge of this stuff? This is so idiotic. but combine it with the ban on plastic bags and styrofoam and it seems like issaquah govt has a wacko left base up there with berkley and boulder…..Why must you shove your bs hippie philosophies on the rest of us?

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