ages 12-21

Join EarthxFilm for a Straw-less Summer!

500,000 single-use plastic straws are used and discarded DAILY in The United States alone.

These plastics are nearly impossible to recycle and are wreaking havoc on our environment around the globe.

We want to change that.

Save the earth in 60 seconds with us by selecting one of the two film topics below:

Mission Possible: Convince someone to take the pledge to Strike Out Straws.

Pitch it. Film it. Tell the story.

Power In Numbers: Film as many people as you can saying, “Strike Out Straws!”

Get creative with it!

Celebrate Green Times: Locate and celebrate a local business that has already made changes in its use of plastic straws.

You may celebrate as many businesses as you like in your film(s).

Film entries must be 60 seconds (or less) in duration.
You may create as many films as you like but can only submit each film once.

A $500 cash prize will be awarded to one juried Grand Prize Winner. The top film in each category will be awarded $250, with the runner up short films each receiving $100, $75 and $50 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner up prizes. Also there will be $250 cash prize awarded to the film with the most online votes.

The filmmaker who tells their story in the most impactful way, as determined by EarthxFilm, will be the Grand Prize Winner.

To enter fill out the application and upload your film at

Learn more about single-use plastic straws and take the pledge to Strike Out Straws here:

Questions? Send them to: