The 3rd Edition of the Tve Biomovies  1 minute environmental film competition has begun. Anyone above the age of 9 with a camera and an idea for a 1 minute video on environmental topics can participate to win a $300 award to produce their video and then compete to win a grand prize of $1500 and participation in the UN COP 18 Conference in November.
To participate, choose one of the 5 categories  related to environmental awareness such as oceans, recycling, women and climate change, fresh water, and sustainable living. Using their form, send in your pitch for what you'd like your 1 minute video to be before September 5, 2012. A jury will select 10 proposals (two from each category) who will then be able to receive funds to make their one minute film. Those 10 films will compete for the grand prize, and the one with more views for each category will win. Full information on how to participate can be found on the tve biomovies 2012 guidelines , pitches can be made in Arabic, English, German, Russian or Spanish.
Last year's winners came from many different places around the globe, all promoting care of our environment and resources in less than one minute. Following are three of the winning films.
Drops of Hope from Italy and Tunisia:
Recharge  from India:
The Unsettled Pygmies  from Uganda: