IRFA Announces 4th Annual Video Contest

IRFA Announces 4th Annual Video Contest

Contest for Iowa high school students awards cash prizes for helping promote ethanol and biodiesel.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association on November 6 announced the launch of its 4th Annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students. This year, IRFA is seeking the best student-produced video promoting the use of ethanol, E15, and/or biodiesel. The top three video entries will receive prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $600 and $400 respectively. The videos will be aired at the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit on January 28; and will be featured on IRFA's YouTube channel. 

FUELING THE FUTURE: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association the past several years has held a video contest for Iowa high school students as a way to promote ethanol and biodiesel. A total of $2,000 in cash prizes is available for the top three student-produced videos. They will be aired at the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit on January 28; and will be featured on IRFA's YouTube channel.

"The IRFA is excited to announce the launch of the 4th Annual 'Fuel the Future' high school video contest," says IRFA Communications Director T.J. Page. "With new fueling options like E15, and interest in renewable fuels continuing to grow, we can't wait to see how Iowa high school students promote renewable fuels to today's motorists."

IRFA Announces Launch of 4th Annual Renewable Fuels Video Contest for Iowa High School Students

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 16, 2014, to be considered for the contest. For more information, including the official entry form and contest rules, please visit the IRFA website. For additional questions, please contact T.J. Page at (515) 252-6249 or [email protected].~~~PAGE_BREAK_HERE~~~

The winning video from last year's contest, produced by Alli Berns, Ana Arzate, and Sariah Garrido of Muscatine and titled "Fuel the Future," can be viewed on YouTube. IRFA also extends a sincere thank you to the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels for sponsoring this contest for the fourth consecutive year. 

Total of $2,000 in cash prizes available for top three student-produced videos promoting ethanol and biodiesel

Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.8 billion gallons annually, with three cellulosic ethanol projects currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually. The IRFA 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.

IRFA Launches Registration for 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

In other news, IRFA announced last week the start of registration for the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show. The summit is free, open to the public, and will be held January 28, 2014 at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

With discussion over renewable fuels policy at fever pitch, the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will discuss state and national issues facing the renewable fuels industry, including the future of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), biofuels' impact on future engine technology, and emerging markets for cellulosic ethanol, E15, and biodiesel. Featured speakers will be announced leading up to the Summit.

"The Renewable Fuels Summit is Iowa's premier renewable fuels event bringing together industry leaders, decision makers and the general public to shape Iowa's energy future," stated IRFA executive director Monte Shaw. "This event provides a great opportunity to hear experts address state and national issues facing the future of renewable fuels, as well as network with biofuels professionals and business leaders throughout the Midwest."

To register for the summit and learn about sponsorship and trade show opportunities, please visit the IRFA website.

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