Earth Communications Office - India Association (ECO India) has extended the deadline for submitting entries for the 3rd annual nationwide Environment TV Spot contest till August 31, 2006. Based on the theme of Energy Conservation, the participants this year have to submit a 25-second or less commercial exploring the subject.
The contest this year is supported by exchange4media.com as the online partner, with Kodak and Reliance Infocomm as the prize sponsors.
The contest winners will get an opportunity to showcase their work on national and regional TV channels with a credit by-line. Winning entries will get a chance to compete for People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Reliance Infocomm.
The contest is open to individuals – it could be an advertising agency, a creative director, a filmmaker, an activist, a student or just about anyone who has an idea and can turn it into reality. An eminent panel comprising prominent filmmakers, advertising and media personalities will judge the entries.
ECO India is a registered non-profit association formed to harness the power and reach of the mass media to promote environmental awareness. It draws committed citizens from the media and entertainment industry to produce and broadcast public service announcements.
ECO India has till date broadcast 11 TV spots and four radio spots on different environment themes such as water, vehicle and noise pollution. It was also instrumental in bringing to Indian network television the much-acclaimed PSA made by ECO US, ‘The Power of One’.
The board members of ECO India include Amit Khanna, G. Krishnan, R Basu, Manmohan Shetty, Sam Balsara and Ranjan Kapur.