Trying to get citizens to do the heavy lifting of ethanol promotion, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has opened up a commercial contest with a big cash prize. The call for short entries (27 seconds is the maximum length) asks for people to "Tell us in less than 30 seconds how ethanol is a part of your life and how you're fueling American independence and a greener, cleaner future one tank at a time."

Called Fuel The Change, EPIC is offering both a $10,000 grand prize and a $5,000 people's choice award, along with a few smaller prizes. Considering the strong anti-ethanol movement out there, I'm curious to see if the people's choice award - which will be "based solely on the popular vote during the last two (2) weeks of the Contest, April 21st to May 5th, 2008" - won't be hijacked by people who submit a subversively anti-ethanol video. Oh wait, only videos that are "relevant to the Sponsor's promotional objectives" will be allowed to be voted on. I see they're one step ahead of the Banksy wannabes.

Other rules are that you need to live in the U.S. and be at least 14 years old. Entries are due May 5, and complete rules can be found here. If any AutoblogGreen readers submit a video, drop us a line and we'll share your creation with our readers.

[Source: EPIC]

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