2009 Preserve Our Planet Film Contest Voting

Online voting has begun for National Geographic Channel’s Second Annual ‘Preserve Our Planet’ College Film and PSA Contest and will continue until April 15. The voters’ choice will determine which two runner-up finalists win a cash prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., this June for the annual National Geographic Explorers Symposium. Cast your vote here,


More than 100 college students across the country submitted short films and public service announcements this fall in the spirit of this year’s theme, “Together We Can Make a Difference.” National Geographic Channel’s panel of judges selected a winner in each category and three runner-up finalists to compete for the audience award in online voting.


National Geographic Channel’s judges awarded first place to Bruce Pinchbeck from Drexel University for his film, “Bicycle Co-op” and Peter Han from Pacific Union College for his public service announcement “Why Would You?” Now its up to you to determine the Audience Award winners.

“Why Would You?” and the Audience Award winning PSA will air during National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day events, airing Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.