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Make your vote count and Shout Out for Climate Change



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THE HON. GREG COMBET AM MP Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency   20 October 2010

MEDIA RELEASE

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT AND SHOUT OUT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

All Australians now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite original 60 second advertisement produced by Australian students as part of the Shout Out for Climate Change competition.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, said he was impressed by the positive response to the competition and encouraged Australians to vote for their favourite advertisement in the People’s Choice category.

“Australian students made approximately 150 advertisements that encourage, inspire and equip Australians to take action on climate change,” Mr Combet said.

“Many young people are already taking action and the competition provided a clear platform for them to share their views on how Australians can help tackle climate change.

“I encourage all Australians to go online, vote for your favourite advertisement in the People’s Choice Awards, become a friend of the Shout Out for Climate Change competition on Facebook and share your favourite entries with friends and family.”

Mr Combet said the Shout Out for Climate Change competition was also an important tool for building consensus in the community for action on climate change.

The Shout Out for Climate Change competition was launched in May this year, and entries closed on 10 September 2010. More than 2,300 students submitted entries in the form of an original artistic piece like a song, poem, photograph or piece of artwork (primary students) or an original video advertisement (secondary and tertiary students).

There are prizes for the top tertiary, secondary and primary school entries, as well as the People’s Choice Award. The winning tertiary student will receive an internship at the global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.

Shortlisting and judging is currently underway - the category winners will be chosen by a panel including Brooke Satchwell, Actress and Environmentalist; Tanya Ha, Television Presenter, Author and Environmentalist; Mike Daniels, Managing Director Ogilvy & Mather

Sydney; Nick Cummins, Creative Director, DDB Melbourne; Rosalind Willett, Managing Partner, Willett Marketing; Leanne Webb, scientist CSIRO; and Steve Kearney and Miriam Hosking, who are both teachers.

Voting in the People’s Choice category of the Shout Out for Climate Change competition will be open for the next three weeks.

For more information or to vote for your favourite advertisement visit: www.climatechange.gov.au/shoutoutforclimatechange

Media contact: Tim Fitzsimmons (Greg Combet) 0447 202 469