Ripple Effect Video Contest
This year, in conjunction with newportFILM, Clean Ocean Access and Sailors for the Sea, Atlantic Cup race organizers and long time sailor Joe Cooper created the Ripple Effect Video Contest.
The project aimed to raise awareness for Rhode Island’s coastline and waterways as told through the eyes of Rhode Island’s high school students.
High school students from all over Rhode Island created video essays and/or documentaries on the following statement: “I live in Rhode Island, the Ocean State.” Each student video explored an issue facing the ocean, bays, inlets, rivers or marshes in Rhode Island and why that issue is important to the filmmaker.
Bella Solanot (pictured left) teamed up with Shannon Duffy, and Lindsay Daugherty from Barrington High School to create the winning video. Their video premiered on May 22nd at newportFILM’s Shipyard Shorts: A collection of eco-films and adventure docs.