Renewable Fuels Announces Video Contest

Renewable Fuels Announces Video Contest

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has a "Fuel the Future" video contest for high school students; up to $2,000 in cash prizes, entry deadline January 13.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced the launch of its 2nd Annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students. IRFA is looking for the best student video highlighting the importance and benefits of renewable fuels—such as ethanol and biodiesel—to local communities, Iowa and the nation. The top three video entries will receive prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $600 and $400 respectively. They will be featured at the 2012 Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit on January 24in Des Moines. The winning entries will also be posted on IRFA's YouTube channel. 

A total of $2,000 in cash prizes available for top three video entries promoting ethanol and biodiesel. "With the great response we received on last year's 'Fuel the Future' contest, bringing it back for this year was a no-brainer," says IRFA Biofuels Manager Grant Menke. "Iowa high school students are among the most intelligent, creative and technologically savvy in the nation, so we can't wait to see their ingenuity at work in telling the positive story of renewable fuels."

Renewable fuels video contest for Iowa high school students is big hit

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 three 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 13, 2012, to be considered for the contest.  For more information, including the official entry form and contest rules, please visit  For additional questions, please contact Grant Menke at (515) 252-6249 or [email protected].

IRFA also thanks the law firm of Faegre & Benson LLP for sponsoring this contest for the second 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.
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.