The July 1 deadline is nearing for entering UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources "Grow Eat Learn" video competition.
For this competition, contestants are invited to create engaging videos that educate the public on the food they eat and the importance of agriculture and natural resource stewardship in feeding the world.
According to contest rules, the videos must be no longer than two minutes in length, must include the www.GrowEatLearn.unl.edu website within the video and it must be loaded to YouTube.
To enter, load your video to YouTube and complete the contest submission form at http://research.unl.edu/events/GrowEatLearn.php by July 1.
There are just two more rules: be creative and have fun developing the video.
After receiving all of the entries, the approved videos will be linked from the GrowEatLearn.unl.edu website on June 25, when the UNL website is formally launched. The three videos that get the most views on YouTube by noon Aug. 1, 2012 will receive a cash stipend of $500. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
This competition is open to all Nebraska residents as well as all UNL students, faculty, staff and alumni. Videos entered into the competition may be used for future promotions as part of the GrowEatLearn.unl.edu website.
This contest is being sponsored by the "Transforming Food and Natural Resources, IANR to 2025" team, which was charged by IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green to develop an integrated plan for enhancing comprehensive student programs, including interdisciplinary programs in the life sciences, NU system-wide food and natural resource literacy, and other curricula.