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Island Press and SER Student Video Contest with $750 Scholarship

Contest rules:

This contest is open to students and early-career professionals no more than two years out of school. Videos must be between one and four minutes long, and can be made by individuals or groups of up to four. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube with the tags "islandpress," "SER2014," and "restorevideo". Entrants must submit a link to the video, a 400 word description of the project, and the full name, email address, and academic or professional affiliation of each member of their team in the contest-entry form by September 3, 2014.

By submitting this video to the Island Press/Society for Ecological Restoration video contest, you agree to the terms and conditions.



Island Press will create a web page with links to each video where the public will be able to vote for their favorite. Voting will be open to the public from September 5 – 10, 2014. A panel of judges chosen by the Society of Ecological Restoration and Island Press will review the five videos that receive the most votes. From the top five, the judges will rank the winning videos based on criteria that include adherence to the principles of ecological restoration (resources, including SER’s primer on ecological restoration, available online), quality of presentation, and persuasiveness of the argument for the merits of ecological restoration. The creator(s) of the winning video will be notified by September 15.



The person(s) who created the winning video will receive a total of $750 to apply towards travel expenses associated with attending the SER Northwest/Great Basin Joint Conference in Redmond, Oregon, October 6-10, where the winner will be announced. If none of the winners choose to attend the conference or if there are funds remaining, the scholarship may be applied to support the studies of students or the work of young professionals. In addition, he, she, or they will receive a one-year SER student membership, access to an Island Press author mentor selected to match their interests, and the opportunity to work with the Island Press publishing team on a short electronic book on restoration. The person(s) who created the second place video will receive a cash scholarship of $250; the person(s) who created the third place video will receive a cash scholarship of $100. In conjunction with the conference, Island Press will issue a press release highlighting the winning videos.


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