EPA Initiates Electric Vehicle Video Contest to Encourage Sustainable Transportation

Key Points

  • 🚗 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated an electric vehicle (EV) video challenge to promote electric transportation.
  • 🏆 The competition includes three categories: personal mobility, electric vehicles, and electric buses, with cash prizes for the top three in each category.
  • 📽️ Contestants need to submit a 1-to-2-minute video showcasing their positive experiences with electric mobility.
  • 🧠 Judges will evaluate videos based on creativity, originality, and effectiveness in conveying the benefits of electric transportation.
  • 📅 Submissions are accepted until January 23, 2024, and winners will be announced in early 2024.
  • 🎵 Videos should follow EPA Music Licensing Guidance for music usage and adhere to specific technical specifications.
  • 💰 The EPA’s Energy division has become one of Tesla’s highest-margin businesses, with substantial deployments of energy storage products in Q3.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an electric vehicle (EV) video challenge to promote electrified transportation. The electric vehicle video competition started on October 27, 2027. 

The Agency’s video challenge has three categories: personal mobility, electric vehicles, and electric buses. The EPA offers three place prices for each category: first place is $3,000, second place is $1,000, and third place is $500.

Contestants must submit a short, 1-to-2-minute video to join the EPA’s video challenge. Judges will look for creativity, originality, and effectiveness in conveying positive aspects of electric transportation in the video submissions. Video winners might be featured on the Agency’s website and social media channels.

Below are more guidelines for the Agency’s video competition: 

Video Content

  • Videos should showcase real-life experiences using electric vehicles. In the 1- to 2-minute video, applicants should highlight their positive personal experience with electric mobility.
  • Videos should be informative and help to educate potential future users on what it is like to use an electric vehicle.
  • Applicants should strive to be creative, innovative, and educational in their video content.
  • Videos may include explanations, instructions, and/or lessons learned.
  • Videos should not promote or advertise a specific vehicle model or manufacturer.
  • Identities of people, organizations, companies, and institutions cannot appear in the video.
  • Use of music within video entries must follow EPA Music Licensing Guidance (pdf) (144 KB) related to copyrights.

Video Specifications

To be eligible to participate, videos must meet the following specifications:

  • Be one to two minutes in length
  • Video file must use one of the following container formats: MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, or WMV
  • Aspect ratio of 16:9
  • Horizontal orientation (landscape format, longer than it is tall) 
  • Either 24 or 30 frames per second
  • Frame size of 1920×1080 (HD)

Selected winners will need to provide an original video file to the EPA. The Agency will accept submissions until January 23, 2024, at 11:59 P.M. The winners will be announced in early 2024.

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