The Solano County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Water Awareness Video Contest:
- FIRST PLACE: “Aqua Hero” by Aliza Ramos (Betsy Huynh, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $1,500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
- SECOND PLACE: “Adventures of Hydro Hero 2” by Emily Ede (Jennifer Ault, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
THIRD PLACE (TIE): “Conservation Man!” by Patrick Fletcher and Edward Fabi (Nadja Fitchhorn, teacher) of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville will receive $500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
THIRD PLACE (TIE): “Aqua Kid” by Robbie Rosell, Dalen Shipp and Derrian Shipp (Brent Manuel, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $500 split 50/50 between students and sponsoring teacher.
Top scoring video from each school: The top scoring video from each school earns a $50 Amazon gift card (minimum eligibility was five videos per school with first, second and third place winners not eligible).
“Hydro Ninja” by Darryl Baena, Reese Baysa and Nelson Sosa (Summer Ragosta, teacher) of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo
“Aqua Hero” by David Cline and Immanuel Cruz (Christy Ireland, teacher) of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville
“Aqua Hero” by Falin McCord (Brent Manuel, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield
TEACHER PARTICIPATION PRIZES: The three teachers that submitted the most videos earn an Amazon gift card. These include Christy Ireland of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Chad Miller of Vanden High School and Katy Green of Vanden High School.
A total of 181 videos were submitted in this year's contest, which challenged middle school and high school students to create compelling and original 60-second Public Service Announcement videos on the 2019 water efficiency theme Aqua Hero.
A team of water efficiency experts narrowed videos down to the top finalists, and then a panel of community leaders selected the winners. The judging panel included Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, the Vallejo/Solano Film Commission’s Jim Reikowsky, John Young of 95.3 KUIC and Dave McCallum of 95.3 KUIC and the Vacaville Public Education Foundation. Selections were based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy.
All of the top scoring videos can be viewed on the Solano Saves Water YouTube channel at http://tinyurl.com/scwavideo.
For tips on using water efficiently, visit www.solanosaveswater.org. For more information or questions about the contest, please contact Chris Perry or Christine Kohn, Video Contest Outreach Coordinators, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 416-7367.