2018 Water Awareness Video Contest


Solano County high school and middle school students and their teachers can win up to $1,500 in cash in Solano County Water Agency’s eighth annual video contest.

Public Service Announcement videos must focus on the selected 2018 theme: Imagine a Day Without Water

Judging will be based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy, including whether the video incorporates the 2018 theme.

2018 Video Contest Full Packet

Individual Documents
Video Contest Flyer
Contest Timeline and Prizes
Guidelines and Official Rules
2018 Theme
Resources for Learning About Water

Intent to Participate Form
SCWA Member Agencies
Official Entry Form
Photo Release Form


Special Prizes for Sponsoring Teachers

The three teachers that submit the most videos will each receive a $200 Amazon gift card (minimum eligibility is 10 videos per teacher)


Contest Prizes for Students

First place winner(s)—$750

Second place winner(s)—$500

Third place winner(s)—$250

Contest Prizes for Sponsoring Teachers

First place winner(s)—$750

Second place winner(s)—$500

Third place winner(s)—$250

Video Contest Timeline

  • January 1 through Wednesday, April 11, 2018—Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form)

  • April 2, 2018—Intent to Participate Forms due

  • April 11, 2018 at 5 p.m. —deadline to receive entries

  • April 13-30, 2018—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders

  • May 3, 2018—Winners will be announced on www.solanosaveswater.org

  • May 2018 (Water Awareness Month)—Winners will be presented with cash prizes during a special presentation at their school


Submitting Your Video

Submit by e-mail to SolanoVideoContest@gmail.com or USB flash drive via mail or in person to:

Andy Florendo

Solano County Water Agency

Attn: Water Awareness Video Contest

810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Suite 203

Vacaville, CA 95688


If your file is large, you may use one of the following services to transmit your video:






Get Educated about Water

You can learn more about using water efficiently here on this Web site and at:

  • http://saveourwater.com/: Save Our Water: California's statewide water efficiency program
  • https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/: The national water efficiency program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • http://thevalueofwater.org/: The Value of Water Campaign, sponsored by the nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance, hosts Imagine a Day Without Water every year in October to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water
  • http://waterfootprint.org/en/water-footprint/: The Water Footprint Network was founded in 2008 to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use
  • http://www.watereducation.org/post/food-facts-how-much-water-does-it-take-produce: The Water Education Foundation’s food facts, which describes the amount of water needed to produce common food items

PSA Video Examples

View past video contest winners: Visit the Solano Saves Water YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SolanoSavesWater


Please contact Video Contest Coordinators Christine Kohn (916-944-1631) or Chris Perry (916-416-7367) or SolanoVideoContest@gmail.com