Youth paddling group in Karlsruhe

11/25/2014 09:26 by Laura Winter

We support the youth paddling group of the Naturfreunde Karlsruhe (Nature friends Karlsruhe). Watch the short film, which we helped make, and then vote for the group. Only until tomorrow (Wed) at 3pm PST!

In October, Thorsten and I went paddling on the "Altrhein" (the "old Rhine", which used to be the original waterway of the Rhine and is now a beautiful natural area alongside the Rhine) near Karlsruhe in southern Germany with a youth paddling group. It was wonderful - calm water, nature all around us, bird calls, and on top of that the joyful voices of the children. They enjoyed paddling, swimming and jumping from the rope swing. The group needs new boats so that they have enough boats for all the kids and so that a few new kids can also join. For this, they need money. They've entered the video competition of a local bank, the Sparkasse Karlsruhe Ettlingen. Please watch the short film (Thorsten and I did the filming!) in which the group introduces itself and then vote for us. Help us reach first place! The deadline for voting is this Wednesday, 3am PST, 12 noon in Germany.

The direct link to the video competition is:
You don't need to log in to Facebook to vote, so you don't need to have a Facebook account at all.

Below the picture of the pig with a laser sword, with a battery charge indicator in one corner and REC in the other corner, you'll see several tabs. Click on the "Voting" tab.

Then you'll see all the videos that have been entered. Ours is in the second row on the very right (at least on my computer). It's called "Wild auf Rhein!" The text below reads:
Wild auf Rhein
Naturfreunde Kalrsruhe

To watch the video, click on it.

To vote for the film, click on the "thumbs up" symbol to the right below the film. You'll be asked to enter your first name (Vorname), last name (Nachname) and email address (E-Mail-Adresse). Then check the little box (with the text " Mit den Teilnahmebedingungen bin ich einverstanden.") to declare that you agree to the conditions of participation. And finally click on "Jetzt voten!"

In order for your vote to count, you need to confirm your email address. You'll receive an email from Sparkasse Karlsruhe-Ettlingen with the subject "Ihre Stimme beim Vereinsvoting der Sparkasse Karlsruhe-Ettlingen: E-Mail-Adresse bestätigen". Click on the link in the email in order to confirm your email address. Now your vote has been counted!

The bank organizing the competition guarantees that they won't pass on your personal information and that all the data will be deleted within 3 months.

If you want to see some screen shots of the voting process, there's detailed instructions (in German) online here:


Here you can watch the video right away. And now for the voting!

Thanks for your help!

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