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September 11, 2008

X Prize launches green video contest

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Entice thousands of people to propose crazy ideas for solving the energy and environmental crises and you just might spark a breakthrough or two. That's the idea behind a $25,000 YouTube video contest announced yesterday by the X Prize Foundation.

The contest, What's Your Crazy Green Idea?, is for a 2-minute video proposing an energy or environmental X Prize. The deadline for submissions is October 31. The winner will be announced in December.

X Prize competitions are designed to spur innovation. Current X Prizes include $10 million to produce a car that gets more than 100 miles per gallon and $30 million to land a robot on the moon. Most new X Prizes will be aimed at energy and environmental challenges, said X Prize CEO Peter Diamandis.


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