2021 Water Awareness Video Contest
The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Water Awareness Video Contest:
- FIRST PLACE: “#Save Water” by Megan Anderson (Betsy Huynh, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $1,500 split 50/50 between students and sponsoring teacher.
- SECOND PLACE: “Water Saving Tips (Silent Film)” by Mackenzie Riesinger (Betsy Huynh, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between students and sponsoring teacher.
- THIRD PLACE (TIE): “Conserve to Preserve!” by Hailey Lam (Katy Green/Elizabeth Bakh, teachers) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
- THIRD PLACE (TIE): “How to Save Water when stuck indoors” by Audrey Nolan (Betsy Huynh, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
Top scoring video from each school: The top scoring video from each school earns a $50 Amazon gift card (minimum eligibility was five eligible videos per school with First, Second and Third place winners not eligible).
- “Our Precious Resource” by Kali Hall (Summer Ragosta, teacher) of Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo
- “Breaking News” by Angel Galvez (Betsy Huynh, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield
TEACHER PARTICIPATION PRIZE: Summer Ragosta of St Patrick-St Vincent High School will receive an Amazon gift card for submitting the most videos (minimum eligibility was 10 eligible videos per teacher).
SCWA received nearly 60 videos by 70 students/student teams representing five schools from throughout Solano County in this year’s contest, which challenged middle school and high school students to create compelling and original 60-second Public Service Announcement videos on the 2021 #HowTo Save Water.
A team of water efficiency experts narrowed videos down to the top finalists, and then a panel of community leaders selected the winners. A HUGE THANK YOU to our judging panel of community leaders, and experts which included Ron Tuner for state Senator Bill Dodd, PIXAR Art Director Dan Holland, KUIC’s John Young and the Solano County Film Commission’s Jim Reikowsky.
Selections were based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy.
All of the top scoring videos can be viewed on the Solano Saves Water YouTube channel at http://tinyurl.com/scwavideo
For tips on using water efficiently, visit https://www.scwa2.com/. For more information or questions about the contest, please contact Chris Perry or Christine Kohn, Video Contest Outreach Coordinators, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 416-7367.