For Immediate Release March 2015
Contact: Nina Casalena: vrg@vrg.org
(410) 366-8343

2015 Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest

The Vegetarian Resource Group is offering four $250 awards to the winners of the 2015 Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest. To apply, create and submit a video that shares what you wish others to learn about vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Examples of topics include animal rights, nutrition, the environment, world hunger, your personal thoughts and feelings, or any topic relating to vegetarianism and/or veganism that you find meaningful. Feel free to get creative, heartfelt, and/or humorous. All videos must be positive, non-critical or judgmental, and free from any footage of animal cruelty. Judges will base their decision on accuracy and their desire to share the video with others.

Submitting the video grants The Vegetarian Resource Group permission to share, publicize, and link to and from the video. All work must be original. The deadline is July 15, 2015. For more details, please visit: http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php.

One previous winner created a video of talking fruits and vegetables that shared the environmental and economic benefits of a vegetarian diet. Another winner utilized humorous conversations to touch upon the health and animal protection reasons to convert to vegetarianism. Other winners included teenagers rapping about vegetarianism, creating an animation with drawings, or simply sharing their story to the camera. To see previous winners’ videos, visit: www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php.

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which educates the public about vegetarianism and veganism. A vegetarian does not eat meat, fish, or fowl. A vegan is a vegetarian who also does not use animal products such as eggs and milk. For more information on vegetarianism and veganism, visit www.vrg.org.

The Vegetarian Resource Group also sponsors a scholarship contest offering a total of $20,000 to high school seniors. Applicants submit an essay detailing what they’ve done to promote vegetarianism and/or veganism in their school or community. See www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm.

The Vegetarian Resource Group also answers Teen FAQS. Questions include nutrition facts, how to eat vegan in college, how to be an activist at school, and more, at http://www.vrg.org/teen/.

The Vegetarian Resource Group youth polls contain information on percentage of vegetarian teenagers and on favorite vegetarian dining options in college. See: http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/faq.htm#youth

For more information on any of these topics, vegetarianism, or veganism, visit www.vrg.org