EmPower Silicon Valley Short-Film Competition

Our climate is changing and our communities are responding. By working together, we can make our region a better place to live for everyone. We need your stories and ideas to energize positive change.

Share Your Community Solutions to Climate Change

Showcase how your community builds resilience to climate change. No previous knowledge or film experience needed!

The EmPower Silicon Valley Youth Short-Film Competition will launch in April 2021 with a virtual kick-off event. To receive updates and the link to the kick-off, please complete the form below.

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Scholarship Awards

$20,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top short-films. The award amounts, which will be divided equally between team members, are:

  • Top Four Short-Films: $3,000 each
  • Four Honorable Mentions: $2,000 each

How Can I Participate?

High school students, as individuals or in small teams, in the SVCE service territory may participate in the competition. Eligible students live in a household that receives electric service from SVCE or attend a school in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, or unincorporated Santa Clara County communities.

Email questions to vanessa.shin@svcleanenergy.org