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Crete High School Wins Commercial Contest
for Wildlife (View Videos Below)

The final winners of the “Create a Commercial for Critter Conservation” contest have been selected by public vote.

The open invitation to submit an original, creative video for the contest included guidelines that the videos feature Nebraska’s animals and plants, help people appreciate Nebraska’s wildlife and highlighted the importance of the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund. 

More than 45 independently produced commercials were submitted for consideration.  The finalists were published on the website and the public was encouraged to vote for their favorite commercial to determine the winning entry.

Winning Entry

The entry receiving the largest number of votes was “Biodiversity Images”, displayed below, from the Crete High School Media Production Class!  Look for their commercial on major television stations next spring.  Their category was grades 7-12.


Cute Otters

In the grades 3-6 category , the winning commercial was “Cute Otters”, submitted by 5th grade students at St. Mary’s School in Wayne, Nebraska.  They will receive a 1 – year subscription to Trail Tails Magazine. 

Talking Salamander

 In the “Open” category, the winning commercial “Talking Salamander” was submitted by the UNL Broadcasting Class.  Winners from the last two categories will receive a one year subscription to NEBRASKAland magazine.   


    


 Where does your Money go?

Since 1984, tax deductible donations to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund have helped the thousands of species that call Nebraska home. Wildlife Conservation Fund projects help those species considered non-game, or those that are not hunted or fished. Donated dollars have big impact, since Wildlife Conservation Fund dollars are matched with other grants, so that a dollar donated becomes 4 dollars for helping wildlife.  The Wildlife Conservation Fund’s makes many types of projects possible, including: 

  • Improving habitat across Nebraska for our at-risk species while keeping common species common by funding projects such as prairie restorations and invasive species removal.
  • Preventing future endangered species listings by funding reintroduction projects such as the now thriving peregrine falcon, by funding research to ensure efficient conservation such as a river otter population and genetic study and long-billed curlew habitat study.
  • Education Projects such as Project BEAK (Bird Education Awareness for Kids) that targets grade school children about ecological principles such as habitat, Nebraska's birds and adaptation.

  • Connecting Wildlife and Nebraskans through projects like wildcams for the peregrine falcon, kestrel and least tern.

For a donation of $25 or more you will receive a premium gift of a "Do Something WILD!" T-shirt with the image of a pouncing swift fox. The 100% cotton, natural color T-shirt is available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.  

Our efforts to protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats cannot succeed without your support. Please help us today with a tax-deductible gift!
You can donate by clicking on the checkoff logo above, or remember the Wildlife Conservation Fund every year when you complete your taxes.  You can donate any amount of your refund to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.  Additionally, you can write a check to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund and send it to:

Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
PO Box 30370
2200 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503


Learn More about the history of the Wildlife Conservation Fund.

 

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