Inside the Greenhouse comedy & climate change short video competition
1st place: $400 prize ~ 2nd place: $250 ~ 3rd place: $100
*note: once awarded, you must provide the requisite payment information within 60 days in order to claim the award; also the amount of your award is stated in gross and may be subject to taxation*
Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.
In this 4th annual competition, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 3 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement.
AWARD CRITERIA: Successful entries will have found the funny while relating to climate change issues. Each entry will be reviewed by a committee composed of students, staff and faculty at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder.
(1)   1-2 page pdf description of entry, including
A. title of creative work,
B. names and affiliations of all authors/contributors,
C. contact information of person submitting the entry,
D. a statement of permissions for use of content, as necessary, and
E. a 100-word description of the work.
(2)   A link to the up-to-3-minute composition, posted on Youtube or Vimeo or the like
ELIGIBILITY: must be a citizen of Planet Earth; work created since January 2019 is accepted; works must be less than 3 minutes in length, captured through video; CU Boulder employees are not eligible
·         April 1: entries due to
·         April 15: applicants informed of decisions
Max Boykoff
Associate Professor
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES) Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR)
Environmental Studies Program
University of Colorado Boulder
Beth Osnes
Associate Professor
Department of Theater and Dance
University of Colorado Boulder
This initiative is part of the Inside the Greenhouse project at CU Boulder. This project acknowledges that, to varying degrees, we are all implicated in, part of, and responsible for greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. We treat this ‘greenhouse’ as a living laboratory, an intentional place for growing new ideas and evaluating possibilities to confront climate change through a range of mitigation and adaptation strategies.