New York’s Gov. Cuomo recently delayed until February a decision on whether to allow fracking for gas in the state. To help inform the Governor and the public, Artists Against Fracking announces the #DontFrackNY video contest. Help us make the case in the most compelling and moving way.  

The Rules
We’re looking for two types of videos: a 30-second TV ad and a short video. The 30-second TV ad should be directed at the Governor. The short video should focus on educating people about the hazards of fracking and gas company propaganda and be no more than three minutes long.

Aside from the length limits, we aren’t putting any restrictions on your video submissions. You may enter work in either one or both categories. Show us your creativity!

All videos should be submitted by January 20.

The Prize
Artists Against Fracking founders Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon will judge the submissions and choose one winner from each category. The creators of the winning videos will get to have lunch with the two celebrity judges in New York City.

The winning TV ad will also be broadcast as a paid ad in New York City and Albany. The winning short video will be featured on the Artists Against Fracking website, on and other social media plus sent out widely by activist groups.

The Submission
Once you’re ready to make a submission, upload the video(s) to YouTube or Vimeo, and then fill out our entry form. Check out our submission guidelines for more details.

Happy filming!