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2023 Water Awareness Video Contest

2023 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 13th annual video contest.

2023 Video Contest Theme: Saving Our Water is Saving Our Future

The 2023 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to explore the need for Solano County residents to conserve water today to make the world a better place for our families and future generations of residents. Videos should also include every-day actions people can take to conserve water both inside and outside of their home.

 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 theme.

The deadline to receive entries is Monday, April 3, 2023 at 5 p.m. See details below!

Below are the forms and information needed to participate:

Contest Flyer
General Information
Rules and Guidelines
Intent To Participate
Entry Form
Photo Release
Theme
Timeline
Resources
Member Agencies
Disqualification Information
Complete Packet

More Prizes for Students!

The top scoring video from each school will win a $100 gift card (minimum is ten eligible videos per school; first, second and third place winners not eligible).

Special Prizes for Sponsoring Teachers

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

Contest Prizes for Students & Teachers

First place winner(s)—$1500
Second place winner(s)—$1000
Third place winner(s)—$500

Video Contest Timeline

  • January 1, 2023 through Monday April 3, 2023 at 5 p.m.—Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form and Photo Release Form(s))
  • Monday, April 3, 2023, 5 p.m.—Deadline to receive entries
  • April 4-April 30, 2023—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders
  • May 1, 2023—Winners will be announced on scwa2.com
  • May 2023 (Water Awareness Month)—Winners will be presented with cash and certificates

Submitting Your Video

Submit by e-mail to Education@solanorcd.org 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:

www.google.com/drive

www.sendspace.com

www.dropsend.com

www.filefactory.com

www.hightail.com

www.vimeo.com

 Get Educated about Water

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

  • https://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

Questions? 

Please contact Video Contest Coordinator Lee Ascencio with Solano Resource Conservation District at (218) 391-3379 or education@solanorcd.org

 

 

 

 

 

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