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2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest

Jul 21, 2022

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition has announced the 2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest! This contest is open to all K-12 students in South Dakota.

The first place entry will win $1,000, and the second place entry will win $500. Contest deadline is Oct. 14, 2022.

Students may form teams of no more than five members to submit entries. If the team members represent an FFA chapter, 4-H program, or other student agriculture organization, they are asked to submit contact information for that organization so that any prize money can be sent to the organization. By submitting videos for this contest, entrants give permission for the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition to publish and display them, in part or in whole, in any media, venue, or format.

To enter the contest, students must submit an original video of no more than 4 minutes in length depicting a soil health demonstration, such as a rainfall simulation, water infiltration test, “soil your undies” test, slake test, slump test, erosion comparison, etc. If it demonstrates soil health, it qualifies! Students are encouraged to be creative with scripts and video editing.

Download contest entry form.

Entrants also must complete the contest entry form. (Use the link above to download the form.) The team members and their parents or guardians must sign the form in order for the contest submission to be considered. The video file, along with the completed and signed entry form, must be submitted via a file transfer service to stan.soilhealth@sdconservation.net no later than October 14, 2022. Contact Stan Wise at 605-368-4091 or the email above to confirm your file transfer link was received. If students use any music in the video, they must submit the audio license codes for the music on the entry form.

If students have questions or need supplies for their demonstration, they are encouraged to contact the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition at sdsoilhealth@gmail.com or 605-280-4190. For reference, a sample rainfall simulation video can be found at https://youtu.be/VZKv96J8-U8 or watch it below.

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