The final winners of the “Create a Commercial for Critter Conservation” contest have been selected by public vote.
The open invitation to submit an original, creative video for the contest included guidelines that the videos feature Nebraska’s animals and plants, help people appreciate Nebraska’s wildlife and highlighted the importance of the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund.
More than 45 independently produced commercials were submitted for consideration. The finalists were published on the website and the public was encouraged to vote for their favorite commercial to determine the winning entry.
The entry receiving the largest number of votes was “Biodiversity Images”, displayed below, from the Crete High School Media Production Class! Look for their commercial on major television stations next spring. Their category was grades 7-12.
In the grades 3-6 category , the winning commercial was “Cute Otters”, submitted by 5th grade students at St. Mary’s School in Wayne, Nebraska. They will receive a 1 – year subscription to Trail Tails Magazine.
In the “Open” category, the winning commercial “Talking Salamander” was submitted by the UNL Broadcasting Class. Winners from the last two categories will receive a one year subscription to NEBRASKAland magazine.
Where does your Money go?
Since 1984, tax deductible donations to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation
Fund have helped the thousands of species that call Nebraska home. Wildlife
Conservation Fund projects help those species considered non-game, or those
that are not hunted or fished. Donated dollars have big impact, since Wildlife
Conservation Fund dollars are matched with other grants, so that a dollar
donated becomes 4 dollars for helping wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation
Fund’s makes many types of projects possible, including:
Improving habitat across Nebraska for our at-risk species
while keeping common species common by funding projects such as prairie
restorations and invasive species removal.
For a donation of $25 or more you will receive a premium gift of a "Do Something WILD!" T-shirt with the image of a pouncing swift fox. The 100% cotton, natural color T-shirt is available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Our efforts to protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats cannot succeed without your support. Please help us today with a tax-deductible gift!
You can donate by clicking on the checkoff logo above, or remember the Wildlife Conservation Fund every year when you complete your taxes. You can donate any amount of your refund to the Wildlife Conservation Fund. Additionally, you can write a check to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund and send it to:
Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
PO Box 30370
2200 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503