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Inaugural Youth Video Contest on Livermore Lab Contamination Issues


July 24, 2014

"Six Decades of Nuclear Bombs at Livermore Lab" is the theme of the inaugural Youth Video Contest sponsored locally by Tri-Valley CAREs*. The instructions are simple: Describe why a clean environment is important to you.

On Tuesday, July 29th at 10am at Livermore Main Library (1188 South Livermore Avenue), Tri-Valley CAREs will hold a press conference announcing the video contest. Members of the organization will put up a display on the bulletin board in the main hall, as well as be available for interviews, questions, and photo opportunities.

Youth of all ages are invited to submit videos of two minutes or less, with a grand prize of $500, a second prize of $250, and a third prize of $100. All videos are due electronically by Halloween, October 31, 2014 and will be posted on the contest Facebook Page: here, and Youtube Channel. Details of the contest can be found at: here.

While submitters may take a broad perspective, the video must address some aspect of contamination at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's main site or Site 300. Both locations are on the Environmental Protection Agency's "Superfund" list of the most contaminated sites in the country.

Participants need not be from Livermore or Tracy. Nuclear contamination affects a wide area. Winner will be notified in November and be awarded at an awards ceremony on December 9th, also at the Livermore Main Library.

Videos can be cartoons, live-action, documentary style, etc. Participants can film with such technologies as cell phones and laptop web cams.

*The 2014 Youth Video Contest is co-sponsored by Tri-Valley CAREs and The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.


- Scott Yundt, Staff Attorney, Tri-Valley CAREs, (925) 443-7148, or

- Joseph Torres, Community Outreach and Communication Intern, Tri-Valley CAREs, (925) 321-6290