WaterWise High School Video Contest

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WaterWise High School Video Contest
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Source: County of Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is announcing that voting is underway for the 19th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest “People’s Choice Award”. The public is invited to view all 16 of the 30-second videos submitted. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote for their favorite videos by “liking” before Friday, April 20 on the contest’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/WWSBHighSchoolVideoContest.

Students from 9 different schools across the county submitted videos for this year’s contest, including Anacapa, Bishop Garcia Diego, Cabrillo, Carpinteria, Cate, Dos Pueblos, Dunn, San Marcos, and Santa Ynez Valley High Schools. The contest meets several California State Content Standards. County Water Agency Manager Fray Crease said, “We always look forward to seeing the imaginative ways students depict the value of water conservation”. 

This year’s contest focused on the theme, “Water Use Myths at Home and in the Garden”, and challenged students to create videos that can serve as public service announcements to promote water use efficiency and local water conservation programs. Videos have been used previously as public service announcements on television and radio and in movie theaters.

In addition to the “People’s Choice Award”, judges from local water providers award the First, Second, and Third Place and Honorable Mention prizes ranging up to $1,000 to the awarded schools. Students on the winning teams also receive cash prizes made possible by generous sponsors in our community, including Carollo Engineers, Dudek, Ewing Irrigation, All-Around Landscape Supply, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and NCM Movie Theatres. Their level of support is recognized on the contest’s webpage at WaterWiseSB.org/HSVC.

The annual contest is funded by the Network of Santa Barbara County Water Providers and the Santa Barbara County Water Agency. Together, these agencies sponsor programs that promote water awareness and efficiency. Visit WaterWiseSB.org to learn more ways to maximize your water use efficiency and to view all the competing videos - and vote for your favorite!

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