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2022 WaterWise High School Video Contest 

2022 marks the 23nd 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 may be 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. 

This year's contest theme is "Be Water Wise in Your Garden"

Application Deadline: Friday, March 4th, 2022

Download the 2022 flyer in English and Spanish 

Application Instructions: 

1. Review the required application materials below. All application materials must be received and content criteria met by 11:59pm on Friday, March 4th 2022. 

          - Online Application and Copyright Form (1 form per video). Application form will be completed by the advisor and uploaded with student video. If copyrighted material is used, proof of permission must be attached with the form.

          - Video. The video will be submitted by your advisor along with the Application and Copyright Form. 

          - Online Release and Authorization Form (1 form for each separate student participant. Parent signature required for students under 18 years old.) 

2. Review the Contest Instructions and Judging CriteriaVideos that do not meet content criteria are subject to disqualification. Please read carefully and follow all instructions. 

4. Watch our Video Tutorial.

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

6. Download the WaterWiseSB logo

7. For Spanish videos, refer to our Spanish Terminology resource page. 

Applications must be received by Friday, March 4th, 2022 to be considered for prizes. Student winners will be announced publicly in May 2022. 

Winning Videos and Sponsors!

Prize Category 

Award for School  

Award for Students  


1st Place 





1st Place (Spanish)


 $1000 $500Logo la buena 

2nd Place




3rd Place: 



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People's Choice Award: 




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   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.