Wanted: Videos Aimed at Sinking the Breakwater
|Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation's Long Beach Chapter|
|Surf's up in Long Beach in the 1920s, before that blasted Breakwater.|
Shame, meetings, protests, education and cool t-shirts and posters have been employed in the past.
The latest weapon: video cameras.
The "Sink the Breakwater Film Contest" invites budding Fellinis to submit one-minute public service announcements or 3- to 10-minute short films--on video--that "promote a vision of Sinking the Breakwater and returning waves and a healthy beach to the shores of Long Beach."
This can be done through comedy, seriousness or irreverence. Fictional pieces or documentaries are fine as long as they present "an engaging, entertaining, and informative message on why the Breakwater should be removed and waves restored to the Long Beach shores."
Submissions are being accepted May 1-31. A panel of judges will determine the finalists and the winners based on the creativity of the video, the originality of the sentiment and its connection to bringing back the waves.
The winning short entry will be awarded $1,000 and the second-place finisher gets $500. The winning PSA-style videomaker receives $500.
The results will be announced and finalists' videos will be shown at the Art Theater in Long Beach on June 19 as part of the International Surfing Day celebration. After that, the videos will be posted on YouTube and promoted through Surfrider's Long Beach chapter website.
More information: lbsurfrider.org/contest/index.html