Saturday 19 October 2019
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O’Shea encourages budding filmmakers to bring their sustainable energy ideas to the big screen 

O’Shea encourages budding filmmakers to bring their sustainable energy ideas to the big screen 
 

Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea is encouraging students from primary and post primary schools to enter this year’s SEAI One Good Idea competition. 

Students will create a one-minute film and campaign to inspire people to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. This year, four regional finals will be held in Omniplex cinemas around the country. Students will see their film on the big screen and present their campaign to a panel of judges. Regional winners from each event will then compete at the National Final in Dublin. 

The competition encourages students, their families and communities to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling climate change. Students will learn important skills in communication, film-making and creating change at a community level. In the last decade, over one and a half million people in Ireland have been reached by the projects put together by 7,500 inspiring schoolchildren. 

On the competition, Cllr. O’Shea said: “In Ireland and all around the world, young people have made their voice heard on the urgent need to take action to secure a more sustainable future. Delivering on the ambitious policies set out in the Climate Action Plan will require changes from everyone.   

“This competition is a great opportunity for students to get involved, learn about the actions that they and their communities can take and also how they can spread the word and encourage others to do the same. I urge all teachers and students to make a difference and join this great initiative.” 

Participating students have the chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools. Awareness campaigns can cover energy use at home, at school, for transport, energy related purchases and renewable energy. 

Closing date to register and submit your proposal is Friday, 18 October 2019. Students must submit their short film and details about their communication campaign by Friday, 31 January 2020. For full details, visit www.seai.ie. 

Regional finals will be held from Monday, 24th February to Friday, 28th February at locations around the country. The National Final will take place in Dublin in April 2020. 

Primary Topics: 

  • Saving energy at home 
  • Saving energy at school 
  • Saving energy when we travel 
  • Energy and the clothes you wear 
  • Energy and the food you eat 
  • Climate action 

Post Primary Topics:

  • Saving energy at home
  • Saving energy at school 
  • Saving energy when we travel 
  • Energy and climate action – think before you buy 
  • Energy and climate action – clean, renewable energy