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Meatrix Curricula Contest just announced

  • Subject: [cg] Meatrix Curricula Contest just announced
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:58:44 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Hatz [mailto:dhatz@gracelinks.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 4:50 PM
To: comfood@elist.tufts.edu
Subject: Meatrix Curricula Contest just announced
For anyone who might be interested, we've just announced a sustainable
curricula contest for teachers grades 5-8, with the winner receiving
$1000 for classroom equipment.  Units must be based on The Meatrix film.


***For Immediate Release***
January 13, 2005
Contact:  Chris Cooper - 212.726.9161; ccooper@gracelinks.org
Curriculum Contest:
Use Internet's Most Popular Cartoon Cow to Teach Kids
"The Meatrix manages to be both funny, clever and informative" -The
Guardian (U.K.)
[New York City] - The executive producers of the internet's most popular
animated film The Meatrix (www.TheMeatrix.com
<http://www.themeatrix.com/> ) today announced that teachers can win up
to $1000 toward classroom supplies by designing a curriculum based on
the film.  

A four-minute animated spoof of the blockbuster "Matrix" movies, The
Meatrix tells the story of a cartoon pig, Leo, who lives on a pleasant
family farm until he is approached by a trench-coat clad cow, Moopheus,
who reveals to him the dark side of modern factory farming.  Since its
debut in November 2003, the film has enjoyed unprecedented success and
has been viewed online by nearly 6 million people, with countless more
applauding the film at festivals, concerts and conferences worldwide.
The Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE), a
nonprofit educational organization that promotes sustainable food
production, is inviting teachers from grades 5 - 8 to submit unit plans
based on topics covered in the film and on its consumer website
www.SustainableTable.org <http://www.sustainabletable.org/>  

Three finalists will receive cash awards that must be used to purchase
school equipment and supplies for their classrooms:  $1,000 for first
place; $500 for second place; $250 for third place.  Ten honorable
mentions will receive a Meatrix t-shirt and their classes will receive a
Meatrix DVD, Meatrix pins and magnets.

Winning lesson plans will be posted at www.SustainableTable.org
<http://www.sustainabletable.org/>  and promoted by the organization.

Official rules and application forms can be downloaded at:
www.SustainableTable.org <http://www.sustainabletable.org/> 

Plans must be postmarked by June 30, 2005, and winners will be announced
by September 30, 2005.

The contest is open to all school teachers grade 5 - 8.  

Entrant must be a full-time instructor at the school named on entry

Application form must be completely filled out and signed by both the
school principal and author of the plan for the application to be
officially entered into the contest.   
Send to:           GRACE
                        Meatrix Curriculum Contest
                        215 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1001
                        New York, NY 10016
*          Winners will be asked to send their Units by email or on disk
for inclusion on the Sustainable Table web site.  
*      Unit Plan must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2005.
*      Unit will be based on viewing and the use of the film The
Meatrix, available at  www.themeatrix.com <http://www.themeatrix.com/>  
*      Unit Plan must be typewritten, in 12 point and double-spaced.
One entry per teacher, please. 
*      Unit Plan must be solely the work of the entrant. 
*      All entries become the property of the Global Resource Action
Center for the Environment (GRACE) and will not be returned.  All
winners will have their curriculum unit published on the GRACE's
Sustainable Table web site.  GRACE shall hold the copyright to all
entries submitted and reserves the right to make any adjustments or
revisions necessary to any entry before posting on the Sustainable Table
web site, www.sustainabletable.org <http://www.sustainabletable.org/> ,
in the Sustainable Food in Schools section.  All authors will receive
full credit for their work.
*      Winners and all other participants will be notified via e-mail,
postal mail, and/or by phone by September 30, 2005.
*      Units will be judged on the basis of accuracy, creativity,
technical skill and appropriateness to grade level. 
*      Prize money will be used ONLY to buy school equipment and
supplies for the winning entrant's classroom.  GRACE will require
receipts from the winners showing proof of purchase for designated
school equipment and supplies. 

*      GRACE is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: 

        (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete,
illegible, unintelligible entries; 

        (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of GRACE
that may cause the Contest to be disrupted; 

        (iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in
connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession,
or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest.  Entry
indicates acceptance of these regulations. 
*      GRACE is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for, late,
lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. 
*      By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official
Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.

Winners' List: 

For a complete list of winners, see the Winners Page on Sustainable
Table at  <http://www.sustainabletable.org/> www.sustainabletable.org
after September 30th, 2005.  

Find out why over six million people have watched the Meatrix!
www.themeatrix.com <http://www.themeatrix.com/>  

Diane Hatz
Director of Marketing and Special Projects 
Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
215 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
tel. 212-726-9161
fax 212-726-9160
www.sustainabletable.org <http://www.sustainabletable.org/>  
www.factoryfarm.org <http://www.factoryfarm.org/>  
www.gracelinks.org <http://www.gracelinks.org/> 

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