2023 ITG Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition

Inside the Greenhouse Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition

1st place: $500 prize

2nd place: $250 prize

3rd place: $100 prize

Note: Once awarded, you must provide the requisite payment information within 60 days in order to claim the award; also the amount of your award is stated in gross and may be subject to taxation*

Competition Details

Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.

In this 2023, 8th annual competition, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 2 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement. 

Check out past winners here.

Award Criteria

Successful entries will have found the funny while relating to climate change issues. Each entry will be reviewed by a committee composed of students, staff and faculty at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder.

Application Requirements

#1. 1-2 page pdf description of entry, including

- title of creative work,

- names and affiliations of all authors/contributors,

- contact information of person submitting the entry,

- a statement of permissions for use of content, as necessary, and

- a 100-word description of the work.

#2. A link to the up-to-2-minute composition, posted on Youtube or Vimeo or the like


Must be a citizen of Planet Earth; work created since July 2022 is accepted; works must be less than 2 minutes in length, captured through video; CU Boulder employees are not eligible

Submission Deadline

March 1: entries due to itgcomedy@colorado.edu

April 7: applicants informed of decisions


Max Boykoff

Professor, Environmental Studies Department 

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) University of Colorado Boulder


Beth Osnes

Professor, Department of Theater and Dance 

Environmental Studies Department  University of Colorado Boulder


More details here.