Update #8 ·

Update on January 18, 2013

The momentum is building. We already have 25,000 petition signatures! Being halfway to our goal of 50,000 we wanted to take a moment to recognize all of the incredible artists in our movement and announce that we have launched an innovative new contest asking you to create a video making the case to ban fracking in New York (http://artistsagainstfracking.com/dontfrackny-video-contest/).

Artists Against Fracking wants to show Governor Cuomo our opposition to fracking in the most compelling and moving way possible. The winner of the video contest will not only win lunch with the founders of Artists Against Fracking, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, but they will also have their video broadcast as a TV ad in New York City and Albany. Here are the details:

The Rules
We're looking for two types of videos: a 30-second TV ad and a short video. The 30-second TV ad should be directed at the Governor. The short video should focus on educating people about the hazards of fracking and be no more than three minutes long.

Aside from the length limits, we aren't putting any restrictions on your video submissions. You may enter work in either one or both categories. Show us your creativity! 

All videos should be submitted by Wednesday, January 30th.

The Prize
Artists Against Fracking founders Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon will judge the submissions and choose one winner from each category. The creators of the winning videos will get to have lunch with the two celebrity judges in New York City.

The winning TV ad will also be broadcast as a paid ad in New York City and Albany. The winning short video will be featured on the Artists Against Fracking website, on Causes.com and other social media plus sent out widely by activist groups.

Submitting Your Entry
Once you're ready to make a submission, upload the video(s) to YouTube or Vimeo, and then fill out ourentry form (http://artistsagainstfracking.com/dontfrackny-video-contest/). 

Check out our submission guidelines (http://artistsagainstfracking.com/dontfrackny-video-contest/terms/) for more details.

Happy filming!

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