CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest
There is no doubt that students are aware of the need to conserve water, to turn off lights when they aren't in the room and to recycle waste materials. But do they know the vital role that their campus' district energy system plays in their college or university's sustainability efforts? District energy systems help campuses by providing improved energy efficiency, enhanced environmental protection, fuel flexibility, reliability, and decreased life-cycle costs compared to traditional energy systems.
IDEA launched our annual CampusEnergy Student Video Contest in 2012. This contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy, combined heat and power (CHP), and/or microgrids. The primary goal of the contest is to enhance general awareness among students of how their institutions' district energy systems and their operators provide a reliable, economic, efficient and environmentally sound means of heating, cooling and powering their campuses. By posting entries on the IDEA website, YouTube page and social media, submissions will also help to educate the general public about district energy and its role in campus sustainability.
The winner of the contest is selected primarily based on content; a committee of IDEA Members evaluates all submissions based on how educational and informative the content is, the power and clarity of the video's message, originality and creativity, and production quality. The secondary criteria comes from social media. Once all submissions are received, videos are posted online on IDEA's YouTube channel and submissions will be evaluated based on the number of "likes" received by each video on that page.
Help Us Choose This Year's Winner
You can help us select a winner from the videos submitted to this year's contest. Just watch the videos submitted by students from Purdue University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of New Hampshire and "like" your favorite!
Submissions to the CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest can be viewed here.