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League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Launches "Climate Change Challenge" Student Video Contest Jan. 25
January 23, 2019 Boston - For its sixth annual student video contest, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) invites high school students to create 30-second videos to raise public awareness about climate change.

The Climate Change Challenge is open to all Massachusetts high school students. There are cash prizes--$500 for first place, $250 for second, $100 for third and $50 for honorable mention. Winners will be announced in late March.

Two important reports on climate change were recently released: the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report and the US National Climate Assessment . Together, these reports sound the loudest alarm yet that devastating climate change is happening now and will continue to worsen without immediate, large-scale action. Videos should highlight one aspect of climate change and suggest a solution.

Entries may be submitted online from January 25 through March 8, 2019 at . Judging will take place in March, and winners will be announced at the end of the month. The Judging Committee will look for a clear and compelling message, memorable content and delivery, and creativity. Official rules and further details are available on our website .

The contest is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Citizen Education Fund, which supports programs designed to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in democracy and increase understanding of public policy issues. 

About the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has been a respected and trusted nonpartisan voice for citizen participation in our democracy. With over 40 local Leagues throughout the state, LVWMA has been at the forefront of efforts to empower and educate Massachusetts voters and effect change on a wide range of issues. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, go to .