AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Sierra Club have teamed up for the 2013 Eco-Comedy Film Competition. Entrants are asked to make a short, funny YouTube video that draws attention to climate change. The winner will receive $1,000 and will have their short screened at the DC Environmental Film Festival. The usual rules apply (no copyrighted music, for instance).
Entries are due by March 1, 2013. For full information, check the Center for Environmental Filmmaking's website.
Here's last year's winner, a typography video titled "Clean Coal by the Bituminous Marketing Agency." It proves that you don't need a big budget or actors to make an award-winning short.