2019 Water Awareness Video Contest


2019 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 ninth annual video contest.

The 2019 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to create their own AQUA HERO (the 2019 contest theme) to save the world from water waste and teach Solano County residents how to preserve our precious water resources.

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 2019 theme.

Download the Entry Packet

2019 Video Contest Full Packet (pdf)

Individual Documents
Video Contest Flyer (pdf)
Contest Timeline and Prizes (pdf)
Guidelines and Official Rules (pdf)
2019 Theme (pdf)
Resources for Learning About Water (pdf)

Intent to Participate Form (pdf)
SCWA Member Agencies (pdf)
Official Entry Form (pdf)
Photo Release Form (pdf)

New Prizes for Students!

There are even more chances for students to win a prize this year: The top scoring video from each school will win a $50 Amazon gift card (minimum eligibility is five videos per school; first, second and third place winners not eligible).

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 Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m.Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form)
  • Monday, March 11, 2019—Teacher Intent to Participate form due (optional)
  • Friday, April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.—Deadline to receive entries

  • April 6-29, 2019—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders

  • April 30, 2019—Winners will be announced on www.solanosaveswater.org

  • May 2019 (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 website 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