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2020 Water Awareness 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 10th annual video contest.

The 2020 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to create their own H2O TUNES (the 2020 contest theme)—a video featuring water efficiency tips put to music. Students can rap them, sing them or say them to music. They can use any type of music (rap, pop, rock, show tunes, country, jazz, world, classical or something else). They can use background music in videos or sing acapella. They can even include school choirs or bands—get creative and have fun!

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 2020 theme.

Download the Entry Packet

2020 Video Contest Full Packet (pdf)


Individual Documents

Contest Timeline and Prizes (pdf)
Guidelines and Official Rules (pdf)
Disqualification Information (pdf)
2020 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 19, 2020—Teacher Intent to Participate form due (optional)
  • January 1 through Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.—Students may submit videos (remember to include a completed Entry Form and Photo Release Form(s))
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5 p.m.—Deadline to receive entries
  • April 3-30, 2020—Judging by water efficiency experts and community leaders
  • May 1, 2020—Winners will be announced on
  • May 2020 (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 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 (916-944-1631) or Chris Perry (916-416-7367) or

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