LHHS student Sharish Jones won a $500 category prize for 50-second film “Just Recycle!” Photo courtesy EarthX

Three Lake Highlands High School students were recognized in EarthX‘s Planet911 Youth Film Challenge 2020.

Youth filmmakers were tasked with creating 50-second clips to wake up the world to environmental issues covering two topics: Voting for a Sustainable Future and Environmental Justice. Submissions were received from across the U.S. and the globe. Six main prizes were granted along with awards for schools and youth organizations with the most entries, early bird submissions, people’s choice and impact grants.

These LHHS students took home prizes:

  • Sharish Jones won a $500 category prize for the topic of Voting for a Sustainable Future for “Just Recycle!
  • Lauren Erickson won a $250 early bird prize for “Let’s Live.”
  • Kingsley Fifer won $250 as an honorable mention for “The Ocean Cleanup.”

LHHS won a group cash award of $1,000 for Most Motivated School by submitting 59 entries. The money is used towards environmental education or towards an environmental justice or improvement project for the school.

Prizes were awarded in a virtual ceremony, and an encore presentation is schedule for this Friday, Feb. 5 on EarthxTV.

EarthX has opened submissions for its Spring 2021 Planet911 Youth Film Challenge on Planet Stewardship. The deadline is March 16.