The contest deadline is September 1st.
In announcing his new ‘Reclaim our Water’ initiative, County Executive Steve Bellone noted that “The alarming increase of nitrogen pollution from septic systems and cesspools in Suffolk County’s surface and ground waters is leading toward an ecological collapse. Nitrogen pollution adversely affects our coastal resiliency, our environment, our economy, our land values, our tourism industry and our recreational use of our waters. We must take immediate and decisive action to remediate the decades of nitrogen pollution.”
We need your help to improve Suffolk County’s water quality by getting the word out about Nitrogen pollution and being SepticSmart! Please refer to the SUFFOLK COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PLAN Executive Summary for information about the scope of the problem. Please refer to the following Environmental Protection Agency website for information on how to be SepticSmart http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/septic/septicsmart.cfm
The goal of the contest is to communicate the Nitrogen pollution issue and illustrate ways that target audiences such as homeowners, gardeners, farmers, pet owners, communities and others can improve water quality by changing simple behaviors. We are looking for film or video submissions in the following two categories:
- a 30 or 60 second video that is usable as a TV public service announcement
- a 1-3 minute short film
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Announcing crapSHOOT Contest Awards
1st Place Winner for the short category will receive a contract with Suffolk County in the amount of $1,000 to air the winning entry across multiple media channels.
1st Place Winner for the PSA category will receive a contract with Suffolk County in the amount $500 to air the winning entry across multiple media channels.
Additional Prizes courtesy of:
- Long Island Sustainable Wine Growers
- Long Island Native Plant Initiative
- The Nature Conservancy
- More prizes coming later!