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"To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.”

Year of the Salamander Video Contest

Year of the Salamander Video Contest



Announcing two Year of the Salamander video contests ... read on to find out how to participate!


Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and conservation groups from around the world have designated 2014 as the Year of the Salamander. Through this unprecedented partnership, organizations and individuals will work together to raise awareness of salamanders as well as scale up global salamander conservation, education and research efforts.

Here is your chance to get involved with the Year of the Salamander through two new video contests:

Contest 1: "Salamanders Matter" video campaign! [DOWNLOAD PDF HERE!] We want you to make a video that will help raise awareness to the general public about salamanders around the world!

Perhaps you want to make a video on:

• Why salamanders are important to people and natural systems;
• What people can do to conserve salamanders;
• Why salamanders are important to you; or
• "Public service announcements" (e.g., watching out for salamanders on the roads during migration).

But you are not limited to just these ideas!

We're looking for videos that not only convey salamander conservation messages, but that also reflect your passion for these amazing species. They can be edited and polished videos, or rough cuts shot from your phone out in the field.

Whether it is animation, live action, original songs or something completely different, be sure to tell your story in a clear and creative way. Be sure to also come up with a unique and creative name for your video entry.

Contest 2: "Salamanders Are..." video campaign! [DOWNLOAD PDF HERE!] We want you to make a video that will reflect your passion for these amazing species and help get others around the world excited about salamanders! around the world!

So what do you have to do?

1. Grab your cell phone or camera.
2. Record a very short clip (no more than 10 seconds in length) of you saying, "Salamanders are ... " and then fill in the blank with whatever you think salamanders are!
3. Then email us your clip for a chance to be featured in the official Year of the Salamander "Salamanders are ..." compilation video to be released on July 1, 2014!

Deadline for the "Salamanders matter" contest is: July 31, 2014 and for the "Salamanders are ..." is: May 1, 2014. Download the PDFs of the announcements for complete guidelines and contest. If you have any questions, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Who is PARC?

Our membership comes from all walks of life and includes individuals from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, pet trade industry, nature centers, zoos, energy industry, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, forest industries, and environmental consultants.