Redmap asked Australians to make a 45-second video about Redmap and ocean warming. We received 35 fantastic video entries, from skits, animations, interviews and wonderful underwater footage. The Redmap judging panel found it difficult to chose the winners because the videos were of such high quality and creativity. Thank you to all who entered!
But a special congratulations to the following winners:
1st Prize, $2,000 (judged by Redmap):
Code Red in the Blue! by Simon Brandl from Townsville, QLD
2nd Prize, $1,000 (judged by Redmap):
Strange sightings by Jess Long from Sydney, NSW
People's Choice Prize, $2,000 (highest number of YouTube views at noon, 30 May 2014): If the tables were turned by Piers Luttrell from Sydney, NSW
This video had the highest views: over 10,000 views at noon 30 May when Redmap judged this category from YouTube views. Well done Piers and great that you've been spreading the word about Redmap far and wide! [NOTE: Unfortunately this video accidentally got taken off YouTube but Pier has restored it here - so YouTube views do not reflect correctly].
In fact, Redmap found it too hard to stop at just three prizes and added more prize categories!
Unofficial 3rd place, $100 cinema voucher (judged by Redmap):
Captains address by Angus Barton from Pokolbin, NSW
Unofficial 4th place, $50 cinema voucher (judged by Redmap):
Temperate paradise by Graeme Poleweski, North Rocks, NSW
And, these 10 videos come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (in no particular order):
45 reasons to care about climate change by Stefan Andrews from Adelaide, SA
Rock lobster versus abalone versus sea urchin by Bryan Van Wyk from Launceston, TAS
An unusual octopus by Lucy Fenwick Elliott from Adelaide, SA
Prof. Joe King by Marty Wells from Coles Bay, TAS
Oceans A.D. by Alexander Piccolo from Perth, WA
What you can do by Oliver Marsden from Cairns, QLD
Red Map by students from the Woodbridge Primary School in Tasmania
As the world's climate changes by John Bartram from Brisbane, QLD
Spot. Log. Map by Seb Marsden from Cairns, QLD
Fridge by Tomas McGlone from Moonah, Tasmania