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The PUPS Video Contest



The PUPS program is about responsible plastic waste disposal in communities around the world and calling out and calling on fast food chains (Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's) coffee shops (Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks) beverage companies (Coke, Pepsi, Snapple), water companies (Poland Spring, Aquafina, Nestle) and candy companies (Mars, Reese's, Hershey) to develop and use fully biodegradable non-plastic alternatives to help stem the tsunami of plastic trash which is overwhelming our planet and threatening the health and lives of all living things.

To help get our message out, we're looking for short videos of kids and teens making their own statements about plastic pollution and urging manufacturers and retailers of single-use plastic to STOP POLLUTING THE PLANET NOW!

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Kids (up to age 18) are invited to make a creative video about their PUPS experience and post it on Tik Tok, Instagram, IGTV, Vimeo, YouTube, Metacafe or other video hosting sites. Send us the link to your video using the form below. Videos will be viewed and judged for creative content and social message by a panel of plastic pollution experts, and the winners will receive a PUPS International award, a check for $250 and be featured on our website and social media pages. 

Contest Rules:

1. Videos should be one minute or less.

2. Videos should include images of PUPS volunteers picking up plastic, and include prominent images of  brand name products (e.g. Coke, Pepsi, Dunkin', Starbucks, Burger King, Skittles, Fritos).

3. Videos should include a message from kids to adults. This can be a spoken line or a sign or poster. Some examples are:  "Hey Starbucks!  Use fiber sip tops. Stop the plastic pipeline!!”; “Dunkin' is polluting our planet with plastic cups, lids and straws.”; and “Let’s get every bottle back? Who are you kidding?"

4. Videos should also include a message from kids about how they will try to avoid using single-use plastic.

5. This contest is void where prohibited or regulated. Decision of the Judges is final. 

Help us call out and call on plastic polluters to take action!

Video Contest Application

Help us make a difference!

By submitting this form, you authorize Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc. to use your video to publicly promote the PUPS Program on social media and other platforms in perpetuity. You agree that nothing in this video infringes the rights of any other person and that Grassroots is under no obligation to use or promote the video. The decision of the judges is final. Winner is responsible for any taxes on awards.

Thank you for your submisson!

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