Last week winners were announced for the National Association of Evangelicals’ Creation Care Video Contest. This was the inaugural year for the contest which was open to college students across the United States who submitted videos on the topic of how the Bible calls people to care for creation and what Christians can do about that call. All eight winning videos were created by students from Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ member institutions.
Steve McCord, slated to graduate in 2014 from Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., was awarded first place for his video “What’s It Gonna Take?”. The two-minute video featured Houghton students in a wooded setting recounting ways humans have failed to care for creation. The film then issued a call for this generation to choose to care and to be motivated by the way God has entrusted humans with the job of caring for creation.
The remaining prizes were all awarded as ties. A stop motion video by Jose Barajas, a senior at Judson University in Elgin, Ill., tied for second place with a short video by fellow Judson students Caitlyn Powers and Bri Poster.
Third place was awarded in a tie to Ryan Wilkins, a senior at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., and to Nicolette Anderson, a freshman at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Honorable mentions went to Patterson Productions from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.; Max Ayala from Judson University; and Joshua Hale from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla.
The CCCU sponsored the contest alongside Care of Creation, Christianity Today, Evangelical Environmental Network, Renewal, and the National Association of Evangelicals. All winning videos can be viewed online here.
About the CCCU: The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of 185 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. The 116 member campuses in North America are all fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 69 affiliate campuses from 25 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. Visit www.cccu.org.