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Green Apple Video Competition 2021:

Food – Water – Waste:

Solutions for Resiliency




Calling all students!

The 2021 Green Apple Video Competition opens April 1, 2021. To participate, students must create a microdocumentary on the subject of “Food – Water – Waste:

Resilient Community Solutions”. Submissions can be up to three minutes in length. Students and professional living in the San Joaquin Valley are eligible to enter the competition.

The videos will also be highlighted on the CMAC channel and on social media. 

Deadline for entries is Friday, May 14th by 6pm.

To enter, follow these instructions:  


Each video entry must address the subject of Food – Water - Waste.  Use creativity to fit it into your story and pick that which works with your video's design and tone. Videos can be life action video, animation, or timed PowerPoints.

Examples for topics each microdocumentary could address:

  •  Water conservation
  •  Food production and contributions to community resiliency
  •   Community gardens, edible gardens
  •  Green Space
  •   Food Waste Composting
  •    Greywater recovery
  •    Permaculture

When making your video, make sure it connects to the overarching topics and educates the community!

Connecting the concepts of food, water and waste gives extra points. Make sure to fact check your claims and cite it in your video.


1.     Each entrant must be a student currently living in the San Joaquin Valley.

a.     Admissions of professionals currently working in the San Joaquin Valley are also accepted for the Professionals category.

2.  Each student may only enter once. Team submissions of up to 4 team members allowed.

3.    Video can be up to 3 minutes long.

4.    All entries must follow the Creative Challenge above.



1.    Make an awesome video, following the contest guidelines and shooting requirements.

2.    Upload the link to https://filmfreeway.com/GreenAppleVideoCompetition.  

3.    Share on social media with Hashtag #GAVC

4.    Deadline for submission of videos is May 14, 2020. Late submittals will not be accepted.


Films will be judged by a panel of independent judges on the following:

a)     Script and Story, including approach to the creative challenge  

b)    Production Value

c)     Design, including graphics, special effects, production design, sets, costumes, etc.

d)    Overall Impact  

Contact connect@usgbccc.org with questions. 


All winners win CMAC memberships and access to high quality camera equipment, classes and recording facilities.

The overall winning video creator wins a barrel garden with 9 cubic ft. of soil and one 4 inch perforated compost tube for food scraps, all in all nine square feet of vertical growing space!

The vertical garden is donated by Lifeflower Tech.



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Congratulations to the GAVC 2020 winners!

The 2020 Green Apple Video Competition was all about active transportation e.g. walking and biking and we did not get disappointed by the great submissions!

Congratulations to the winners, their videos capture the fun, relief, transportation and joy active transportation provides.

Professional Category

1st place: Sammy Gonzales, Team Ro Productions: Let's Go!

2nd place: Shira D. Gordon, She Rocks Science: Ride Your Bike

Student Category

1st place college category: Arianna Gonzales, Fresno State: G.A.V.C. 2020

1st place K-12: Lillian Gromis, 1st grade: Bike Riding Safely is Fun

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