(Dr. Max Polyak and Suzanne Niedland)
Students will get creative with conservation when Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) partners with the 2021 Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary Award, part of the 26th annual Student Showcase of Films produced by the Palm Beach Film & Television Commission, to host a documentary film contest to showcase the importance of water in Florida’s communities and natural areas. Students in high school and college are invited to capture their film and storytelling skills in 5-25 minute videos. The deadline to submit is Monday, January 25. The winning student will receive a $1000 cash award.
Topics for the videos can encompass conservation challenges and how communities are working to overcome barriers; lifestyle changes that individuals make to improve conservation and sustainability; local conservation initiatives that are working to improve the well-being of Florida’s aquatic environments; system and policy changes to make clean water and sustainability a priority; and clean water’s positive impacts on humans, animals, ecosystems, agriculture, and the environment around Florida.
For information on requirements and submission guidelines, click here.
In addition to the cash award, the student winner will receive an LMC turtle adoption, a feature on LMC’s social channels and newsletter, and more.