Save Our Wildlife: Video competition that 'makes you think'

Permaculture Magazine
Tuesday, 7th September 2021

The Vegan Organic Network launch 'Save Our Wildlife' campaign to coincide with COP26. They invite you to create your own 'wildlife emergency' video to be used within the campaign. Winning entries receive cash prize.

Join The Vegan Organic Network's social media campaign, 'Save Our Wildlife', by creating your own 60 second video sharing the message that we're in a 'Wildlife Emergency'.

The campaign is to target the public and delegates attending COP26 the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow this November.

The Vegan Organic Network (VON) is an educational charity established in 1996 and the only organisation in the UK solely working for food to be grown the veganic way.

VON's campaign aims to create awareness that a staggering 60% of mammals on earth today are farmed animals (most in factory farms), 36% are humans and a minuscule 4% are wildlife. 

Inspired by a recent UK based scientific study providing these figures, VON feel that not much has changed since then; if anything the situation has become even worse. 

In addition birds did not fare much better; out of all of the birds on earth, 70% are farmed chickens and other farmed birds, whilst 30% are wild birds.

VON advocate that by adopting a plant-based food system, land used by farm animals can be converted to wildlife habitats.

The competition 

There are two competitions: The Video Competition is open to the general public, with a top prize of £500. 

The Schools and Youth Arts Competition includes great prizes plus free gifts for the first 150 entries. 

The closing date is midnight 1st November 2021.

Videos can be as creative as you can make them. They must be 60 seconds or under. You can submit as many entries as you like, but the theme does need to be ‘Wildlife Emergency’.

Full details on the competition and how to submit can be found at:

Raising awareness

The video competetion launched with the campaign is "about giving environmentalists a voice and to share the message that urgent action is needed to save our wildlife in peril, preserve biodiversity, protect the environment and encourage healthy horticulture and agriculture". 

"It is now widely accepted that we are in the Earth's sixth mass extinction event where species of both flora and fauna are disappearing at a rate never seen before," says Dan Graham of VON.

"We are looking for some real proactive thinking, encouraging entrants to get creative and come up with some exciting and innovative artwork and videos and send them in to us so we can together raise awareness." 

Followers of the methodology used by VON do not use animal manures, chemical fertilizers or agrochemicals when growing their fruit and vegetables. VON also vigorously promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle. 

"Together, we can save our wildlife and preserve Earth's biodiversity."