Arlington, Va - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Friday kicked off a digital photo and video contest in celebration of Earth Day.
Contestants are asked to submit one photo and one video showing what Earth Day means to them.
Judges will select one winner from four categories. In addition, an online popular vote running from April 18 - 21 will determine people's choice winners.
Contest details and links for submissions are available at
. Submissions will be accepted through April 17, and the winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
Four contest winners will receive one digital camera or camcorder such as the Cobra Digital HDVC6000 Solar digital camcorder.
"CEA is excited to celebrate Earth Day through this contest by showcasing a solar digital camcorder, yet another example of eco-friendly innovation in technology products," said Colleen Lerro, CEA communications specialist. "As the nation's largest technology trade association, CEA is also proud of the technology industry's continued leadership and progress on environmental issues."
Finalists' entries will be displayed on DigitalTips.org. In addition to the solar camcorder, prize winners will receive: an Olympus Stylus Tough digital camera, a Kodak EasyShare M590 digital camera and a Cobra Digital HDVC5100 digital camcorder with a gadget bag and tripod.
All entrants will receive a discount code to purchase a CEA Tech Enthusiast (CEATechEnthusiast.com) membership for $29 (regularly $49), which provides access to insider information on the latest tech trends, monthly contests and discounts from tech companies.
The awards were selected for their eco-friendly attributes and "highlight the green innovation underway in the consumer electronics industry," CEA said.
In addition to making green products, the CEA will use the contest to call attention to strides taken in the industry for energy efficiency. A recent CEA study, "Power Consumption Trends in Digital TVs Produced Since 2003 (February 2011)," found power consumption of the average TV sold in 2010 consumes less energy than a 100 watt incandescent light bulb - less power than what is needed to light a typical living room, the CEA said.
The full report can be found at:P CE.org/green.
In addition, the following accomplishments were also recorded:
- The CE industry recycled about 200 million pounds in 2009, and we estimate that figure rose 50 percent to 300 million in 2010.
- More than 5,000 permanent collection sites are now available nationwide from CEA member companies.
- More than 27,000 CE product models meet Energy Star specifications.