Here’s a chance to win $100 and a GoPro camera, and see your video on


Make a one-minute video telling us what the ocean means to you. We want to hear from you why the ocean is important, and how it inspires you.

Think humorously, think musically, think outside the box.

Whether you live right next to the beach or 1000 miles away from the ocean, you are connected to it! Why do you think the ocean is vital to our lives?

Fill out the Form below to Apply!

Official Rules and Privacy Policy

  • Once you fill out the application you will receive an email with directions for uploading your video.

  • The videos will be judged by 2-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Greg MacGillivray. There will also be a Grand Prize winner selected by popular vote by the general public.

  • Please no DVDs or cell phone videos of less than HD quality.

  • Admissions are due by May 25, 2015. The top videos will be announced on our website May 26 and open to public voting.

  • The winners will be announced on World Oceans Day, June 8, 2015:

    • Judge's Choice Grand Winner:

      Best Ocean Message - $100 and a Go Pro HD HERO3 Camera

    • Public Choice Grand Winner:

      $100 and a Go Pro HD HERO3 Camera

    • Best Video from a Non-Coastal City:

      Go Pro HD HERO3 Camera

  • Check back to this site often for updates and news regarding the contest.

  • Please have the last frame in your video be your name, address, phone number, and school so that we are able to contact you in case your video is chosen.

    For inspiration check out last year's Grand Prize Winner.

World Oceans Day Contest Signup 2015


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Here are the instructions on submitting your video:

Create and export a HD (720p or 1080p) Quicktime movie (up to 2GB). We accept .mov and .mp4 formats. Upload your video to our drop-box page at


On the drop-box page, please fill out the form as stated below:

1) Full Name: Your Name

2) Email: Your Email

3) Subject: Video Contest 2015 -- (your full name) -- (your video name)


4) Message: Your address, phone number, and school name in case your video is chosen.


5) Click"Select File" to choose and attach your video file on your computer.


6) Click"Send It" to finish, upload, and send in your video.


IIf you need detailed instructions on how best to export your video in HD quality, please refer to Vimeo's tutorial page:



We look forward to your submissions which are due May 25, 2015!

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