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Community Innovation Contest

BECOME A GUARDIAN OF BC’S FORESTS, COASTLINES, AND OCEANS AND HELP WITH CONSERVING OUR ICONIC WILD SALMON!

Are you inspired to save BC’s wildlife, including coastal wolves, spirit bears, wild salmon and their precious habitats? Do you think your parents & friends know enough about climate change and how it may affect future generations?

We ask you to give us a fresh idea or innovative project to educate the public, protect at-risk wildlife and their habitats, lessen climate change, reduce waste or create other positive impacts on the preservation of our beautiful Province and Nation.

Download the General Community Innovation contest resource brochure here.

Download the Wild Salmon Youth Action Kit (Priority Concern for Community Innovation Contest) here.

Download the Community Innovation Contest entry form here.

Download the Take a Stand Community Innovation Contest Rules and Regulations here.

For entries that include videos, please download the Rules and Regulations for Video Creations and view more information under Films and Resources (see Student Films) and Contest (Creating a Video).

This program was developed to share and treasure the natural beauty of British Columbia with our youth, including our urban-nature areas, and our unique coastal wilderness, home to rich First Nations cultures, diverse and productive oceans, and an expansive intact temperate rainforest. Our aim is to inspire, motivate and empower youth to protect and conserve the environment through art, film, and youth-driven actions. Youth represent honest and powerful voices for social change in their communities and are important advocates for better protection of plants, animals, and the natural communities they call home.

Judges

Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin is Vancouver based filmmaker, known for having recently directed the award winning film 'Just Eat it - A Food Waste Story'. Grant's background is in composing music for film and television.

Darcy Turenne

Darcy Turenne

Darcy Turenne is a filmmaker and director from Vancouver Island. Known internationally as a professional mountain biker, she has been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide.

Jordan Manley

Jordan Manley

Jordan Manley is a North Vancouver based photographer and filmmaker with a world reputation for having a critical and creative eye.

Nicolas Teichrob

Nicolas Teichrob

Nicolas Teichrob is an award-winning photographer/filmmaker who holds a Master of Science degree in Geography/Geology. His unique eye has garnered many accolades while his photos have been published internationally in skiing, biking, and surfing media outlets.

Norm Hann

Norm Hann

Norm Hann is a professional stand up paddleboarder who spends his time training, racing and, exploring remote locations on his SUP, while sharing the sport in Canada. Based in Squamish, BC, Norm runs his own expedition company which provides SUP training and multiday SUP expeditions.

Anthony Bonello

Anthony Bonello

Anthony Bonello is an adventure filmmaker based in Whistler, B.C. Anthony brings a honed style of storytelling to film, which transports viewers beyond geography to convey the feel of a place and its people.

NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST. There will be no less than a total of 16 prizes. Entries must be received by the contest end dates (December 16 and April 30) at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Open to students enrolled in grades 3 to 12 in the province of B.C. at time of entry, with parental and teacher consent required for all entrants. Odds of winning depend on the skill of entrants as determined by a panel of experienced judges. Limit one entry per contest category per person. Take a Stand reserves the right to terminate or amend this Contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice. This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by the school district. Download the full Rules and Regulations for the Take A Stand Community Innovation Challenge Contest here.