Posted by: lucylightning | April 16, 2012

Take a Shot at Changing the World… And Winning a Cash Prize

by Lucy Leitner

Middle and high school students have lots of time to change the world, but only two weeks left to win over $1,000 for doing so.

Entries for the Take a Shot at Changing the World Contest must be received by April 30th to compete in the digital media event. Students are invited to make a movie about how Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers have changed the world, or how they plan to make a difference. Rotary International, World Health Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up to award $10,000 in prize money to the winning filmmakers who focus on the aforementioned categories and others who deliver an environmental message.

Also, there’s a specific prize for films about the polio vaccine that, though often overshadowed by the Immaculate Reception, is one of Pittsburgh’s major accomplishments.


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