Media Criteria and Submission Process


Static Media Category
Moving Media Category

 Dimensions:  11x17 Tabloid
Resolution:  300 dpi
Format:  high resolution JPEG or TIFF

Link to submit your project and complete the submittable form.

Dimensions:  16:9

Length:  30 seconds to 3 minutes
Resolution:  720 p (1280 x 720) or 1080 p (1920x1080)
Format:  MPEG-2 or MPEG-4

Link to submit your project and complete the submittable form.

To be eligible, all artwork must be:
  •   Submitted by a high school age student/student teams
  •   Original, aesthetic and compelling

  •   Submitted using the form above and following the directions.
  •   Include your project title and a brief project description in the comments section of the submittable form.



Helpful Links for creating Videos and Animations

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Example Videos for Inspiration

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Climate Reality Project

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Invasive videos and publications



Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges, whose members will be announced on the WISE Teacher and OISC websites. Their criteria for judging include:  

  • “Don't Let It Loose” Message (50 points) - Does the media convey the theme's message clearly and link accurately to an Invasive Species concept or process?
  • Visual Effectiveness (30 points) - How does the media relay the message and does it compel you to take action?  Is the image memorable? Is it neat and creative?
  • Universal Appeal (10 points) - Regardless of age, language or educational level, everyone should be able to understand the message.
  • Originality (10 points) - Artistic Expression.
Contest Overview
Background Info