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2021 WaterWise High School Video Contest 

2021 marks the 22nd Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest where high school filmmakers throughout Santa Barbara County are challenged to produce creative and high-quality 30 second videos on the importance of water conservation and water efficiency in Santa Barbara County. The winning videos are aired on local TV, digital, and movie theater ads as a Public Service Announcement on water conservation. Students also win prizes for themselves and their schools. This year up to six video entries, three Spanish and three English, are allowed per school. 

Voting is now open for the People's Choice Award Prize! View the 14 student submissions here and vote by "Liking" your favorite one! 

This year's contest theme is "Do it Yourself the Water Wise Way"

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Download the 2021 flyer in English and Spanish

Application Instructions: 

1. Download and complete the 2021 Application Packet. This packet must be submitted along with your video. Make sure to read carefully and follow all instructions. 

2. Watch our Video Tutorial.

3. Download our Additional Resources page for ideas and free video production resources for creating your video. 

4. Download the WaterWiseSB logo

5. Refer to the Spanish Terminology resource page for Spanish videos here.

6. Ready to submit? Upload your completed 2021 Application Packet and Video! Applications must be received by Friday, March 5th, 2021 to be considered for prizes. Student winners will be announced publicly in May 2021. 

Prizes and Sponsors!


Award for School  

Award for Students  


1st Place 




 1st Place (Spanish) $1000 $500 Univisionlogo

2nd Place




3rd Place



Ewing Logo

People's Choice Award





North County Honorable Mention

$100  Car Wash Vouchers   splashndash
South County Honorable Mention

$100  2021 Film Festival Tickets   SBIFF

   See the videos of previous students winners since 2005 here. View all video submissions since 2005 on the WaterWiseSB YouTube Channel


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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.