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.