Your Mission

The 2017 UW Climate Change Video Contest is now closed.
Thanks for participating, and stay tuned for next year’s contest!
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Calling all Washington state high school students: Grab your camera, phone or tablet and make a two-minute ad that will convince a climate change skeptic to take action!

Your ad can be targeted at anyone—the general public, voters, a friend, family member, local politician or world leader. What matters most is the power and effectiveness of your message, from your ability to engage viewers with opposing viewpoints, to the strength of your scientific reasoning.

Get creative! Your video can take on any format imaginable—fake news satire, Claymation, sci-fi, music video, film noir mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy routine, rock opera, personal monologue, documentary…and everything else in between.


  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd place: $1,000
  • 3rd place: $500