All films must be on a marine-related topic and must be less than 5 minutes in length. For the full details please see our Call for Submissions. There is NO submission fee for the Youth Making Ripples Competition. Films for our 2018 festival should be submitted by December 5th, 2017. Films may be submitted to youthmakingripples@gmail.com or by sending a DVD or flash drive with the file to:

Drs. Lauren Toth & Philip Gravinese
Youth Making Ripples Directors
1416 22nd Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

If submissions are submitted via email they must include the authors last names and grade level category in the subject heading (for example: Smith and Johnson middle school YMR submission)

All Youth Making Ripples Submissions Should Include:

  • The student’s name and address
  • Student’s school of attendance
  • Student’s and legal guardian’s email address
  • Student’s and legal guardian’s phone number
  • Teacher’s email address
  • The Youth Making Ripples Film Release Form, which must be signed by a legal guardian if under the age of 18

Before you submit:
Please review Copyright Issues prior to submission. Media (i.e., images, music, etc.) used from the internet MUST adhere to copyright laws to be considered for submission to the film festival. For information about where to find public domain media, check out our list of Free Music & Imagery.