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October 7, 2009
GreenSceneZ Toronto Youth Video Challenge - call for entries Students will create videos to inspire a greener Toronto
Toronto youth with a passion for the environment are encouraged to enter the GreenSceneZ Toronto Youth Video Challenge and win the chance to turn their environmental message into a 30-second video that will inspire Torontonians to live green.

To enter, teams of students in grades 7 through 12 must create and submit a storyboard for a 30-second video that conveys what it means to them to live green. A panel of judges, which includes professional filmmakers, will select six winning teams - three elementary teams (grades 7 and 8) and three high school teams (grades 9 to 12).

Winners will attend a video production camp at Planet in Focus during March break 2010 and work with professional filmmakers to turn their great green messages into videos.

Winning videos will premiere at the 2010 Green Toronto Awards ceremony in April 2010, and be featured at for all of Toronto to see.

Details and entry forms are available at The deadline for submissions is December 18, 2009. No previous video or filmmaking experience is required.

"Torontonians of all ages are great environmentalists and GreenSceneZ Toronto offers our young people an opportunity to express their passion for the environment by creating videos that will help inspire action," said Mayor David Miller. "Toronto is a world leading city in the fight against climate change and this is one more way to show that."

The GreenScenez Toronto Youth Video Challenge is an initiative of Live Green Toronto that engages and supports Torontonians in taking action to protect our climate. Live Green Toronto also offers expert advice and guidance, grants for community-based green projects, and a one-stop website with rebates, tips and tools to help residents live green.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Nancy Ruscica, Manager of Partnerships and Innovations, Toronto Environment Office, 416-392-2984



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