#LandIsMy Encourages People to Reconnect with Land
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2016) – The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today announced a video contest supporting local land conservation.
Hosted at www.landismy.org and promoted through the hashtag #LandIsMy, this contest gives United States residents age 13 or older the opportunity to showcase an outdoor space that is meaningful to them. Entrants are encouraged to use whatever camera is readily available to them, such as their smartphone, to create a brief video. Entries must be received by noon Eastern on Nov. 11.
Rob Aldrich, the Alliance’s community conservation director, said the contest encourages people to reconnect with land important to them.
“We all depend on the land to live,” he said. “What we do with the land – build on it, take resources from it, save it – affects the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. The land affects where we live and how we live. But sometimes we take the land for granted. This contest helps remind us of the importance of land in our lives.”
Videos will be judged on the following criteria: 30 percent originality, 30 percent demonstration of how the subject is connected to the land, 30 percent compelling nature of the video and 10 percent quality of the video. Third prize is $1,000; second prize is $2,000; first prize is $4,000. The first-prize winner also gets to choose which land trust receives $10,000 directly from the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust selected must be a member of the Alliance, verifiable at www.findalandtrust.org.
Contest rules are available at www.landismy.org/rules.
About the Land Trust Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents more than 1,100 member land trusts supported by more than 100,000 volunteers and 5 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C. and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at www.landtrustalliance.org.