Nominations open for $250,000 Multimedia Clean Energy prizes

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 27, 2012) – Representatives of the $250,000 Energy Visions Prize (EVP) competition will attend the Cleanweb Hackathons in NYC, Houston and SXSW Eco in Austin to preview innovative clean energy apps and encourage nominations. The EVP rewards innovative software and video makers who advance clean energy solutions.

Based on growing national interest in the competition, the prize sponsor, the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), also announced that it has extended the submission deadline until December 14, 2012.

Submissions for the EVP will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges: Andrew Heyward, Bill Smee, Peter Corbett, Arlene Fairfield, and John Buzzell. Eligible entries of film, videos, and mobile or web-based apps must show how to:

1. End America’s unsustainable dependence on oil from foreign sources

2. Generate and distribute cleaner electricity; or

3. Bridge political and geographic divides on energy policy

Clean tech industry, commercial agencies, film festival leaders and others are encouraged to nominate potential entrants for up to $40,000 in prize money per work. A 2013 gala awards dinner in Washington, DC is planned.

For more information or to become involved in the prize please visit Energy Visions or log on to twitter.com/energy_visions. Nominations of relevant films, advertisements, and applications are now being accepted at Energy Visions Nominate.

Contact:

Keosha Johnson:(202) 621 2906

Keosha@energyvisionsprize.org

Emma Post: (212) 446 1878

EPost@sloanepr.com

Ilyse Veron: (202) 448 1648

Ilyse@energyvisionsprize.org

About the American Clean Skies Foundation

Established in 2007, ACSF is a non-profit working to expand America’s clean energy options. Media and technology have always been central to ACSF’s mission. The foundation underwrote the weekly TV show energyNOW! from 2010-2011, which was distributed to more than 65 million cable homes by Bloomberg TV. This year, the foundation supported Energy at the Movies in conjunction with PBS’ Austin station and premiered Energy 101 animated videos; it has also co-sponsored the Intelligence Squared debates broadcast on NPR and various PBS affiliates.