High School Video Contest

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2017 WaterWise

High School Video Contest

Students compete to create an entertaining and informational videos that convey the importance of water conservation and efficiency in Santa Barbara County.

The 18th Annual Contest challenges High School filmmakers to produce fun, creative, and professional quality videos that follow the theme:

Water Conservation is a Lifestyle

How do you save water every day?
What are some simple, creative habits to maximize water efficiency?
What are some outdoor and/or indoor tips that conserve the most water?
How can we save water together as a community?

This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their creative skills and add on their resumes! All video submissions are due by Friday, March 3rd.

Want To Apply?
Download the 2017 Application Packet to apply.

Additional Resources
Check out the list of Resources to access more information on local water issues.
Here is the link to the 2017 Flyer.

Video Instructions

Checkout the tutorial to learn all the basic requirements for producing your video:

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Ready to enter?

Upload your video(s) and completed 2017 Application Packet here!

Download the WaterWiseSB logo for your video(s):

WWSB horizontal logo with website link

Prizes for the Student Winners!

Cash prizes are awarded to the winning schools and the top student winners:

 Prize Category

Award for School  

Award for Students  


1st Place




2nd Place




3rd Place




People's Choice 



Honorable Mention





There are even prizes for the teachers!

 Prize Category Award for Teachers  Sponsor 
 Participation in Teacher Questionnaire  Movie Tickets   2016 HSVC NCM

View the award-winning videos from previous contests here! 

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California State Content Standards The following standards are met through participation in this contest. Science 9-12: 9c, Performing Arts 9-12: Visual & Performing 5.2, English/Language Arts 9-10: Listening & Speaking 1.1, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2d-f, 2.5b-d, 2.6a-c and 11-12 - 1.4, 1.6, 2.1b, 2.4a, c, d.