AMERIgreen Energy and their 100% American Fuel dealers hosted a Video Essay Challenge as a way for students to express their thoughts on energy solutions for the future. Students created 30 second videos focused on one of the question prompts related to what is the best energy source for the future.
The contest was open to students in grades 1-12, as well as undergraduate college students. High school and undergraduate college students entrants vied to win college scholarships and elementary and middle schoolers were eligible for special location ticket packs.
From all the submissions, AMERIgreen selected the Top 5 videos for both age groups. The videos were posted on AMERIgreen’s social media pages and the winners were chosen by the most online votes by audience likes.
“We were so impressed with the video submissions from students–they were extremely passionate, creative and you could tell they had done a lot of research to get the facts right. They made us really encouraged and hopeful,” said Steve McCracken, AMERIgreen CEO of energy services. “We also want to thank our 100% American fuel dealers that garnered community support from area schools, teachers and customers to encourage students to enter the contest.”
Winning videos from the High School Division:
1st Place (tie), winner of $2,000 College Scholarship, Lexy from Manheim, Pa. Lexy’s video focused on the future of U.S. energy, and what part biofuels plays in that picture. She referenced biofuels’ domestic sources, reduced emissions and opportunity to create a better future for the next generation.
1st Place (tie), winner of $2,000 College Scholarship, Alexandra from Malvern, Pa. Alex’s video depicted a world of clean, renewable alternative fuels for our energy future. She emphasizes that when one person cares and works to make a difference it matters – and the choice begins with you.
3rd Place, Winner of $500 College Scholarship, Injee from Belle Mead, N.J., Injee’s video focused on biofuels as a renewable energy source with many new feedstocks in development, and it is a secure energy source for generations to come.
Winning videos from the Middle School Division:
1st Place, Winner of 4 tickets to Hershey Park, Hannah from Downingtown, Pa. Hannah’s video focused on nuclear energy as the energy source for the future.
2nd Place, Winner of 4 tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Hannah from Chester Springs, Pa. Hannah’s video focused on how if we don’t make smart energy decisions it will affect our future. She
suggests making energy efficient choices, and thinking about how your actions make a big difference.
3rd Place, Winner of 4 tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo, Teresa from Exton, Pa.,Teresa’s video focused on why making smart green energy choices are important for her generation.
One line in the video says, “Saving the earth is saving our future.”
See all the videos at: http://www.amerigreen.com/videochallenge/