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Planet911 Youth Film Challenge

How will you change the world? Create a film that tells your story and compete for $12,000 in Cash Prizes for you and your school or organization.

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Are You A Filmmaker 10-22 Years Old Who Cares About Our Planet?

This Challenge Is For YOU.

EarthxFilm and Creative Visions invite you to give the world a Planet911 wake-up call. Tell your story, share your ideas, compete for cash prizes and help showcase an environmental justice solution or ask your elected officials how they will protect our planet.


Tell your story in 50 seconds or less.

Deadlines:  Topic 1 – October 15,  Topic 2 – December 1

Past Films Entry Form Rules Planet911 Film Tips Prizes

Dates and Deadlines

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Winners Awarded – (Date To Be Determined)


Make a 50 second or shorter video to tell your story. Contestants may enter films addressing either or both of the challenge topics.


Voting for a Sustainable Future 

Tell your government representatives what is important to you. If you could sway those in power running for office on an environmental issue in your area, which office would you appeal to and what would you ask? Issues can be local, regional, national, or global areas of concern. 

Identify your elected official, a candidate running for any office, or the entire government in the country in which you live. Examples include President, Governor, US Senator, State Representative, Prime Minister, Cabinet Member… 

Example questions:

  • What are you going to do to protect our water source, such as the Trinity River in Dallas, TX, as an example? 
  • How do you propose to balance the use of Fossil Fuels and protections for our Natural Resources? 
  • How will you protect our National Parks? 
  • How do you propose to protect Biodiversity throughout the region? 
  • What are you doing to incorporate young voices in climate solutions? 
  • What is the government doing to protect endangered species? 
  • What exactly does the government do to address and take action on environmental issues? 
  • Or any question related to protection or balance of our environment, nature, land management, and climate crisis concerns. 


Environmental Justice 

Examine the circumstances where you live and one environmental impact that you’ve experienced. If you or someone you know has been impacted by environmental injustice, use your voice! 

New in 2020: Identify an organization or business in your film and help that organization receive an Impact Grant. 

Option 1:
Show us the problem and then tell us how it can or should be solved? 

Option 2:
Show or tell us the problem and then show us how an organization or business is already working to improve the situation. 

Example questions: 

Use the following questions as a guide or you may focus on any environmental impact that most affects you. 

  • What is the water quality like in your community? 
  • Do you have access to fresh fruits and vegetables? 
  • What is the air quality like in your community? 
  • Is there illegal dumping, excess litter, or toxic waste in your neighborhood or city?

$12,000 in Cash Prizes to be Awarded

  • $1,000 Grand Prize Winners (2)
  • $1,000/$500 Matching Impact Grants (3)
  • $1,000 “People’s Choice” Film with Most Social Votes
  • $1,000 Most Motivated School (Most Entries)
  • $1,000 Most Motivated Organization (Most Entries)
  • $1,000 Best Get Out the Vote
  • $1,000/$500 Impact Awards
  • $500 Runners Up Ages 10-16/17-22 (4)

Enter the Planet911 Youth Film Challenge

Open for Film Submissions – September 7, 2020

Past Films Entry Form Rules Planet911 Film Tips Prizes

Congratulations to the Winners of the Spring 2020 Planet 911 Youth Film Challenge
  • Social Media Winner
    "unites Hummingbird Campaign"
    Luther Kavishe
    Liboru Secondary School
    Unite Africa Foundation
  • Impact Award Winner
    "No Planet B"
    Zeena Amajidi
    Brighter Horizons Academy
  • Grand Prize Winning Film
    "Let's Save It"
    Myleena Ebron
    Lake Highlands Highschool

Most Motivated Award Winner: Lake Highlands High School
Most Motivated Runner Up: Brighter Horizons Academy