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2021 Water Awareness Video Contest

2021 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 11th annual video contest.

The 2021 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to make a step-by-step tutorial that teaches viewers #HowTo Save Water. The topic is purposely broad so as to provide students with maximum flexibility to demonstrate water-saving tips with what they have on hand given challenges posed by the coronavirus emergency.

 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 2021 theme.

Download the Entry Packet

2021 Video Contest Full Packet (pdf)

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

Disqualification Information (pdf)
2021 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, April 1, 2021—Teacher Intent to Participate form due (optional)
  • January 1, 2021 through Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5 p.m.—Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form and Photo Release Form(s))
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5 p.m.—Deadline to receive entries
  • April 15-May 11, 2021—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders
  • May 12, 2021—Winners will be announced on
  • May 2021 (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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