April 27, 2010

40 Day Earth Day Video Contest Extends Earth Day Celebrations

Jessup, Md. (April 22, 2010)—A new video contest kicks off today that will encourage children of all ages to promote environmental awareness while celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, promising a big payoff for the school, civic or religious organization, or environmental nonprofit of the winners’ choice.

The 40 Day Earth Day Video Contest celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by asking participants to create videos that address either “What Earth Day means to you, your family or your organization/classroom,” or “What you are doing to celebrate and share your knowledge with others.” Sponsored by Solar Energy World, the region’s leading residential solar panel installer, contestants can enter the contest by uploading their videos to the 40 Day Earth Day YouTube group (http://www.youtube.com/group/40DayEarthDay ) before May 23rd.

The top five videos with the most views on YouTube will then compete for a grand prize of $2,500 donation to the winner’s school, civic or religious organization, or environmental nonprofit of choice. Solar Energy World will open a public voting period at www.solareworld.com between May 24th and May 31st, and two videos will be named grand prize winners at a live event on June 1st.

“We want to extend the Earth Day celebration beyond a single day, to remind people that we need to pay attention to the environment every single day,” says Solar Energy World managing partner Tope Lala. “We think that seeing these videos through the lens of the children and teens that create and post the videos will be a real eye-opener. After-all, it’s their future, and we need to listen to what they have to say.”

Official rules and entry information is available online at http://www.solareworld.com/earthday-details. About Solar Energy World: Solar Energy World is the Washington DC/Baltimore area’s leading provider and installer of solar panel systems and solar hot water systems. Offering homeowners a complete turnkey solution to solar, our installation teams have more than 74 years of combined experiencing in roofing and electric. Solar Energy World is dedicated to saving our environment and improving the quality of all our lives, and believes that Solar Power truly lights our way to a better future!

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