Direct Action East End competition

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The Hampton Jitney, Bridgehampton National Bank, and Emil Norsic & Son are offering East End high school students the chance to have their ideas about how to increase environmental awareness aired as public service announcements.

The Direct Action East End competition is open to students in grades nine through 12 from East Hampton High School, The Ross School, Pierson High School, Bridgehampton High School, Southampton High School, Hampton Bays High School, Westhampton Beach High School, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, Riverhead High School, Greenport High School, Mattituck High School, Southold High School and Shelter Island High School.

Entrants will create storyboards that deal with such issues as global warming, air and water pollution, landfills, and recycling. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges who are professionals in the fields of advertising, conservation, marine science, television production and art education.

The two top submissions will be produced by a professional production team and run on local television throughout the summer and fall of 2008. In addition, those who submit the top three submissions will win prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 that will be divided equally among the winning entrants and their schools.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day. Several exhibitions where the students’ original storyboards will be displayed are also planned. The first of these is set to be held at The Gallery at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

For more information or directions on how to submit storyboards, visit www.directaction-eastend.org.

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