Miami, FL – February 1, 2018 – The Everglades Foundation and Dream in Green announce its first ever partnership to bring high school students across the region the opportunity to win a cash prize through their participation in the Phosphorus Challenge, a competition to bring public awareness to the challenges plaguing Florida’s iconic Everglades and potential solutions.
Modeled off of the George Barley Water Prize, the Phosphorus Challenge asks high school students to develop a fun and informative short video to communicate what they have learned about the importance of the Everglades with friends, family, and the broader community, highlighting the vulnerability of the Everglades’ natural wetlands to pollutants like phosphorus. Video content should focus on phosphorus nutrient pollution, current technology in place to address the issue, the impact on individuals and communities, and why the Everglades are so important to South Florida.
Submissions are due February 21, 2018. The Everglades Foundation and Dream in Green will select the top five semi-finalist, who will then enter a public voting round. The videos with the most public votes will win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes of $2,500, $1,300 and $700, respectively. Submissions will also be judged on the development of a short marketing campaign/plan that outlines how students will promote their video should it be selected to enter the final public voting round.
Please visit dreamingreen.org/the-phosphorus-challenge/ for full details on how to apply, timeline and judging criteria.
About the Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
About Dream in Green
Dream in Green is 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on empowering individuals to respond to climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities. Through establishing partnerships in our community, we develop, implement and oversee educational programs and workshops that promote environmentally sustainable behaviors among all age groups, with a particular emphasis on K-12 students.