Announcing the Winning Videos of 2017

This year we had more than 90 entries from 6 high schools throughout Santa Cruz County, making the job of selecting winning videos quite tough! We were beyond impressed with the quality of the videos, the creativity of the students and the wide variety of water conservation and pollution prevention topics that were covered. Big thanks go out to the high school students of Santa Cruz County who participated in our contest, and the teachers that supported their projects.

Without further ado, we give you the winning videos of 2017.

Water Conservation Videos:

First Place Water Conservation English (tie): “Water Flows” Created by Jackson Moore, Charlie Diosdado and Noel Noguez from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

First Place Water Conservation English (tie): “1940’s PSA on Water Conservation” Created by Garrett Fernandes-McDade and Max Holocher from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

Runner Up Water Conservation English: “Don’t Wait, Conserve Water” Created by Jasmine Brack from San Lorenzo Valley High School. View on YouTube

First Place Water Conservation Spanish: “Water Conservation” Created by Jacqueline Velasquez. View on YouTube

Runner Up Water Conservation Spanish: “Conserva tu Agua Amigo” Created by Juan Centeno, Remy Rodriguez and Oscar Serrano from Watsonville High School. View on YouTube

 

Pollution Prevention Videos:

First Place Pollution Prevention English: “Don’t Wash Your Car at Home” Created by Luis Castro from Watsonville High School. View on YouTube

Runner Up Pollution Prevention English (tie): “Keep It Clean!” Created by Celine Rivera, Kolton Marquez and Kasie Tyler from Aptos High School. View on YouTube

Runner Up Pollution Prevention English (tie): “Don’t Flush Em” Created by Alex Parra Escoto and Jesus Vasquez from Watsonville High School. View on YouTube

First Place Pollution Prevention Spanish (tie): “PSA” Created by Crystal Velazquez from Watsonville High School. View on YouTube

First Place Pollution Prevention Spanish (tie): “Water Conservation PSA” Created by Jose Merino from Watsonville High School. View on YouTube

Honorable Mention Videos:

“Pick It Up!” Created by Hans Larson, Alex Reynolds and Kyle Raymond from Scotts Valley High School. View on YouTube

“Water Conservation Leprechaun” Created by Kirin Blevins, Quentin Boisson and Jack Greathouse from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

“Wait, Stop! Use a Car Wash” Created by Robbie Hodges and Josiah Evert from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

“Water Pollution” Created by William Glommen and Skyler Schipper from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

“Plant a Succulent” Created by Zach MacDonald, Mia Maston and Giselle Beld from Harbor High School. View on YouTube

“Three Tips to Save Water” Created by Jacqualynn and Katrina Ragan from Diamond Technology Institute. View on YouTube

“Water Conservation News Cast” Created by Pedro Alcantara-Meneses. View on YouTube

“Water Conservation” Created by Kimberly Olmedo and Antonio Martinez from Diamond Technology Institute. View on YouTube

 


Need More Information?

Contact Vai at Soquel Creek Water District by phone 831- 475-8501 ext. 142 or by email savewater@soquelcreekwater.org


Contest SponsorsPiggy filled with water Water Conservation Coalition logo

Soquel Creek Water District, Scotts Valley Water District, San Lorenzo Water District, Santa Cruz County, City of Santa Cruz, City of Watsonville, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, and Central Water District

Media Sponsor: KION TV News Channel 5 – Telemundo 23 – Central Coast


2017 Video Contest Info

Inspire others to save water or prevent water pollution by making a short newscast, skit, animation, commercial or even a music video. The winning films win $500 and will be broadcast on TV and at local movie theaters!

Video Format:

Your goal is to convince people to save and protect water. There are two video submission categories:

  1. Indoor and/or outdoor water saving tips
  2. Water pollution prevention tips

Additionally your video must:

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Each student must submit an official entry form to enter the contest. Submit an online entry form now or download, print and mail a paper entry form to Soquel Creek Water District Attn: Vai, 5180 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073 (must be postmarked by March 27, 2017).
  2. Upload your video to YouTube (at high definition) and share the link with savewater@soquelcreekwater.org
  3. Submit a signed parent/guardian release form. Download now and submit via email or print and mail to addresses above (must be postmarked by March 27, 2017).

Judging and Prize Info:

The winning videos will be notified within a week of the submission deadline and shown at an award ceremony in May and throughout the summer on KION TV channel 5 and 46 -KION, Watsonville Channel 70, and Green Valley Cinema.


Winning Video Archive

Click here to see winning videos from previous years.

 

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