NASA Earth Day 2012 Video Contest – behind the scenes access to rocket launch – Open to all – Due May 31, 2012

Posted on 6:09 am in May 2012, Open To All, Prize Contests by Lynnie

To mark Earth Day 2012, we are for the second year in a row inviting you to create your own compelling video vision of NASA’s exploration of Earth — The Home Frontier. Submit your creation to us and a panel of judges will select the best submission, with a fitting award on the line.


Submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2012.
Produce a short video that captures what you find inspiring and important about the unique view and understanding of Earth provided by NASA science. Upload your video to YouTube and tag it using the instructions below so we can easily find it.
• Submissions should be short. Think movie trailer or advertisement or simply your own personal statement. Say, 1 to 2 minutes at most. If you think you can do it in 15 seconds, go for it.
• You are responsible for ensuring that any use of video, imagery or music meets copyright and fair-use laws. Any entries that do not meet this standard will not be considered eligible.
• The video should use some elements from NASA’s vast collection of Earth imagery and data visualization, which is free and available to the public. We’ve collected some of the best here, as a starting point.
• We hold final judgment on whether submissions will be acceptable and appropriate for this contest.
• By submitting a video to the contest, you grant NASA a royalty-free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish distribute, perform, display, create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and authorize others to do so.
• Tag your video with this exact language — “NASA Earth Day Video Contest 2012″ — to ensure that we find it.
• Bookmark this page for updates and to see the winning entry, which we’ll post here shortly after the contest ends.
• Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter through @NASA and @NASAGoddard.


No restrictions listed.

Judging Criteria

After the contest ends on May 31, we’ll feature the best entry — chosen by a panel of NASA scientists and communicators — on and contact you to arrange for the LDCM launch tour. We must be able to reach you via your YouTube contact information.


The winner will receive behind-the-scenes access to the next rocket launch of a NASA Earth-observing satellite. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), a joint project of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in January 2013. LDCM will continue the longest-running satellite record of Earth observations. The first Landsat satellite launched in 1972. The winner of the video contest will get a guaranteed spot on the NASA Social tour and viewing of the launch. These spots are typically chosen by a lottery system.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.