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2022 Water Awareness Video Contest

2022 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 12th annual video contest.

2022 Video Contest Theme: Saving Our Water is Saving Our Future

The 2022 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 2022 theme.

The deadline to receive entries is Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 5 p.m. See details below!

Download the Entry Packet
2022 Video Contest Full Packet (pdf)

Individual Documents
Video Contest Flyer (pdf)
Contest Timeline and Prizes (pdf)
Guidelines and Official Rules (pdf)

Disqualification Information (pdf)
2022 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)

More Prizes for Students!
The top scoring video from each school will win a $50 Amazon gift card (minimum is five 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 Amazon gift card (minimum is 10 eligible 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
Thursday, March 31, 2022—Teacher Intent to Participate form due (optional)
January 1, 2022 through Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 5 p.m.—Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form and Photo Release Form(s))
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 5 p.m.—Deadline to receive entries
April 14-May 10, 2022—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders
May 11, 2022—Winners will be announced on
May 2022 (Water Awareness Month)—Winners will be presented with cash and certificates

Submitting Your Video
Submit by e-mail to 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:

  • Save Our Water: California’s statewide water efficiency program
  • The national water efficiency program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 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
  • The Water Footprint Network was founded in 2008 to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use
  • 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:

Please contact Video Contest Coordinators Christine Kohn (916-548-8988) or Chris Perry (916-416-7367) or




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