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Thank you for your interest in collaborating with PBS NC and submitting to our NC Nature Break Contest. 

PBS NC is proud to showcase many hours of independently produced content across our multiple platforms, including PBS NC, PBS NC Explorer Channel, PBS NC Kids Channel, the North Carolina Channel, pbsnc.org, and other digital media outlets.

We are excited to work with the creative and passionate independent producers and filmmakers from across North Carolina and our region.

The Guidelines for the contest are as follows: 


Short video clips that showcase our state’s natural wonders. Videos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

To ensure functionality on our submission platform, please submit files no larger than 250 MB at the time of entry. Files should reflect 16:9 aspect ratio and at least 1080p.

All videos should feature wildlife, landscapes, or locations in North Carolina. Videos should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.


All winners will receive a mention on PBS North Carolina’s television channel and digital presences. In addition, PBS North Carolina will award the following prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

· $3,000 USD

One (1) 2nd Place winner will receive:

· $2,000 USD

One (1) 3rd Place winner will receive:

· $1,000 USD

Up to Five (5) Honorable Mentions will receive:

· PBS NC logo items


Judging will be conducted by a panel to be selected by the Sponsor at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). Videos will be judged by the Panel on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to PBS NC’s partnership with North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources on furthering the mission of the PATH Initiative.

The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and make selections into a group of Judges’ Favorite Videos (“Judges’ Favorites”). All winners will be selected from the Judges Favorites. Winners will be selected by 11:59pm EST June 15, 2022. All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


All winners will be announced on pbsnc.org/nature-contest by 11:59pm EST on June 30, 2022. PBS will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

To request a winners list by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to PBS North Carolina, Video Contest, 10 UNC-TV Drive. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Requests must be received by July 31, 2022.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.