The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association last week announced the launch of its third annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students. This year, IRFA is seeking the best student-produced "campaign-ad" type of video urging Iowa motorists to choose the E15 ethanol blend and/or biodiesel at the pump in 2013. The top three video entries will receive prizes in the amounts of $1,000 and $600 and $400 respectively. The winning video will be aired at the 2013 Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit on January 30 and will be featured on IRFA's YouTube channel.
"Now that the November 6 election is over, the polls are closed in Iowa but IRFA is asking Iowa high school students to keep the election cycle going by creating a campaign-ad video encouraging consumers to choose E15 and biodiesel at the pump in 2013," says IRFA communications director T.J. Page. "With attacks from opponents of ethanol and biodiesel ramping up, we can't wait to see how Iowa high school students set the record straight on renewable fuels. And we hope all Iowans' will vote with their fuel tanks by asking for E15 ethanol and biodiesel in 2013,"
All video entries in the contest must by received in IRFA office by January 18
The "Fuel the Future' contest is limited to students currently attending high school (grades 9-12 in a public, private or home school) in Iowa. Video entries may not exceed two minutes in length and must be submitted to IRFA via DVD, flash drive or secure web link. All completed video entries must be received in the IRFA office by January 18, 2013 to be considered for the contest. For more information, including the official entry form and contest rules visit the IRFA website. For additional questions contact Grant Menke at 515-252-6249 or [email protected].
The winning video from last year's contest produced by Sam Ennis of Ames High School and titled, "I Got You Ethanol," can be viewed here.
IRFA thanks the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels for sponsoring this contest for the third consecutive year. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state's ethanol and biodiesel producers. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.