Young Filmmakers Contest: Bear Aware

Young filmmakers in the San Gabriel Valley could achieve fame, glory and cash prizes if they masterfully tell the story of how to keep black bears out of populated areas.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is presenting the 2013 Bear Aware Youth Contest, inviting high school students to create a short film (three minutes tops!) about how human carelessness with food and garbage is the prime reason why bears are attracted to urban areas. Top three prizes are $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third place.

CDFW provides “Bear Aware” messaging and footage of black bears for the students (yes, no need to put youngsters and cameras out in the wild to film bears).

Contest is open to high school students (9-12 grade) who live in the San Gabriel Valley near the 210 Freeway.

Deadline for submissions is April 24, 2013.

For more details, click here for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.