I Love My Land: A National Video Contest

NEEF Awards Winners in "I Love My Land" National Video Contest

Washington, DC – Today NEEF, as part of its National Public Lands Day celebration, awarded three participants in the “I Love My Land” National Video Contest. The winners received, a big screen TV, camping gear, a tablet, a GoPro and more. 

Video entries were judged based upon: the creativity of the entry, message content and effective use of contest theme (I Love My Land), technical production, and overall presentation. The winners of the “I Love My Land” contest are: 

1st place: Hunter Reynolds featuring High Falls Park in Grove Oak, Alabama

2nd place: Thomas Morton featuring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota

3rd place: Nick Leyva at Gateway National Recreation in Jamaica Bay, New York

By participating in the “I Love My Land” video contest, contestants also helped promote National Public Lands Day. Hundreds of thousands of people volunteered on public lands across the country in an effort to clean up the trails, pick up trash, pull invasive species, and more. 

For more information on NEEF and about National Public Lands Day, visit NEEFusa.org. 

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About NEEF

NEEF was chartered by Congress in 1990 to partner with the EPA to advance environmental literacy nationwide.  NEEF’s vision is that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people.  To achieve its vision, NEEF offers science-based, unbiased information through its own communications platforms, as well as a network of trusted professionals and affinity communities that, with their relationships and credibility, amplify environmental messages to national audiences. NEEF also implements environmental education investments in areas that best connect with everyday life: health, weather + climate, and nature where we live, learn, work, and play. Learn more at NEEFusa.org – or follow NEEF on Facebook & Twitter. 

About NPLD

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.  Held annually on the last Saturday in September, it will be on Saturday, September 30 in 2017.  NPLD is also a “fee-free day”—entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands. NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) coordinates National Public Lands Day. 


Kelli Holsendolph 
Director of Communications and Outreach