College Students Listen Up: Enter The Arbor Day Now Video Challenge and Win $2,500 in Trees For Your Community or College Campus


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Are you an amateur videographer at heart just waiting for your time to shine? Well, now's your chance. The Arbor Day Foundation is looking for compelling videos to get people planting trees. And the top contest winner will receive $2,500 in free trees to shade their neighborhood or college campus. Find out what it takes to win some loot for your community.The Arbor Day Foundation, just launched its Arbor Day Now Video Challenge and it's the perfect contest for the amateur treehugging videographer. Direct all your creative energies toward coming up with a compelling video that educates and convinces people to plant trees in their community. The top prize is worth $2,500 in free trees for your college campus or community. You must be between the ages of 18 and 32 to enter and the last day to enter is April 9, 2010. The top three videos will be featured on and Online voting will take place from April 19 to 23 on

Here's how to enter:

1. Create a 60 to 90 second video that inspires people to plant trees

2. Make sure your video ends by displaying the website and logo for at least three seconds

Read contest rules here.

Arbor Day Now Reaches Out to College Students
The contest is a part of the Arbor Day Foundation's Arbor Day Now program. The program is geared towards getting college kids involved in planting trees in their community. The program's Web site highlights a different featured college campus, and what they're doing to plant trees like the annual tree planting event at UC San Diego. It gives students an opportunity to take action and become tree planters in their community. It's an effective push to motivate young adults to get involved with the organization.

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