21 October 2010 – Australians are being encouraged to vote for their favourite 60 second advertisement produced by Australian students as part of the Shout Out for Climate Change competition.

More than 2300 students submitted entries in the form of a song, poem, photograph, piece of artwork or an original video advertisement, in a competition run by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award, which includes video advertisements produced by students, will be open for the next three weeks.

There are prizes for the top tertiary, secondary and primary school entries, as well as the People’s Choice Award. The winning tertiary student will receive an internship at the global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet encouraged Australians to vote for the most impressive advertisement and spread the word to family and friends.

Judges include Brooke Satchwell, actress and environmentalist; Tanya Ha, television presenter, author and environmentalist; Mike Daniels, managing Director Ogilvy & Mather Sydney; Nick Cummins, creative director, DDB Melbourne; Rosalind Willett, managing partner, Willett Marketing; Leanne Webb, scientist CSIRO; and Steve Kearney and Miriam Hosking, who are both teachers.