The next time you pull up to your child’s school, take a look at the outdoor areas and imagine what your group could do with $10,000 grant to create some really fantastic outdoor learning and play spaces.
Well, now you have a chance to make it happen. All you need to do is encourage students at your school to participate in the Scotties TREES ROCK! Video Contest. The winner not only gets a $10,000 grant for his or her school but also
some pretty amazing additional prizes. Scotties will award the family of the student who creates the winning video a trip either to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park, $5,000, and an electronic tablet.
What’s more, Scotties will plan an event at the winner’s school to award prizes and host a tree planting ceremony.
The contest is aimed at students in third, fourth and fifth grade. They are encouraged to create a video of less than three minutes based on this statement: “Trees are so important to me, my school and my community because…’’
The Scotties TREES ROCK! Video Contest is underway now and ends November 30, 2012.
Scotties is providing a kid-friendly Education Guide on its site that will provide information about trees and their important impact on the environment. Plus, it explains the specific steps children need to follow when creating their videos.
The company will select 12 videos as finalists from the entries and the public will be encouraged to vote for the winning video. Scotties also plans to award $65,000 in additional prizes to the finalists.
And, finalists will be notified so they can encourage their communities to vote and increase a finalist’s chances to be selected as the winning video.
Scotties is providing flyers and other materials for PTOs that can be downloaded here and will help you to get the contest off the ground at your school.
Good luck, everyone!