Video Contest

Food Heroes: Save Food, Save the Planet

Food Prevention Week

Lights, Camera, Action...
Against Waste

Welcome to the inaugural Food Heroes: Save Food, Save the Planet Video Contest! Showcase your video and food waste prevention skills for a chance to win amazing prizes. Entries due May 10, 2024.

How it Works

Step 1: Create a short video with a message about food waste.

Step 2: Upload your video to Youtube, TikTok, or Instagram. Make sure your link isn't private so we can see your video!

Step 3: Submit your contest entry form using one of the "Where to Enter" links below.

Food Prevention Week
Food Prevention Week

Who can Enter

Students, kindergarten through 12th grade, and teachers who are current State of Oregon residents.

Contest Dates

Entries open online April 1st, 2024 and close May 10th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winners will be announced May 17th, 2024.

Food Prevention Week
Food Prevention Week

Submission Categories

  • Individual: Submission by an individual student; video created and filmed by one student.
  • Team: Submission by a team of students (two or more); video created and filmed by team.
  • Classroom/Teacher: Submission by a “classroom”; video created and filmed by classroom with teacher oversight.

Exciting Prizes

Winners will receive a VISA Gift Card, amount based on category of entry.

  • Individual: Win a $100 VISA gift card.
  • Team: Prize money will be split evenly between team members. They win a $200 VISA gift card.
  • Classroom/Teacher: Prize will be awarded to the teacher listed on submission form. Prize money must be used for classroom purposes. They win a $300 VISA gift card.
Food Prevention Week

Enter the contest

Click the links below to submit your video.

More Details


The Contest is open only to those who sign up at the contest entry page and who are a Kindergarten through 12th grade student(s) and current resident(s) of the State of Oregon. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Contest Period

Entries will be accepted online starting on or about April 1, 2024, and ending May 10th, 2024. All online entries must be received by May 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m. PST. The winners will be announced May 17, 2024.

Contest Rules

The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. No purchase necessary. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Oregon DEQ. Eligible entrants must submit each entry in accordance with these official rules.

  • Must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Must be developed by students for a broad audience. No professional (paid) assistance may be used in production of the video.
  • Must be uploaded to at least one of the following platforms YouTube, TikTok, Instagram.
  • Must comply with chosen platform’s terms of service and specifications for user submissions and/or video uploads. Minor(s) and children under the age of 13 must comply with the chosen platform's terms of service and specifications for minor(s) and children under the age of 13. User policies for YouTube, TikTok, Instagram.
  • Must be original content authored, composed, and performed by students identified in the entry form as participants.
  • If submitting as a team, all team members must submit an entry form.
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Additional Documents

Unless otherwise required by law, Oregon DEQ will not share any personal or contact information collected by the contest and will delete all personal information at the conclusion of the contest.

Non-Discrimination Statement

DEQ does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in administration of its programs or activities. Visit DEQ's Civil Rights and Environmental Justice page.