2019 Save Water Video Contest

It’s almost time for our 2019 Save Water Video Contest to get underway. The contest is open to high school and college students across the Monterey Bay Area to submit 26 second PSA style videos that inspire water conservation and pollution prevention. Video submissions are due by midnight on April 17, 2019.  More details will be announced in December 2018.

If you’re feeling inspired and want to start brainstorming you can read the 2018 Contest guidelines below or watch winning videos from the last four competitions.


All 2018 winning videos “Wasting Water Drives Me Crazy”
“Water Flows”
Created by Katie Small from Cabrillo College.
All 2017 winning videos “Water Flows”
Created by Jackson Moore, Charlie Diosdado
and Noel Noguez from Harbor High School.
All 2016 winning videos   “Don’t Sleep on Leaks”
Created by Jose Paredes
from Watsonville High School
Video Academy.
All 2015 winning videos “Know and Slow Your Flow”
Created by Greg Wilkinson, Nick LaPlaca,
Celeste Ventura and Marcus Solbes-Moran
from Aptos High School


2018 Video Contest Guidelines

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 will earn fabulous prizes and be broadcast on TV and at local movie theaters!

Contest Themes:

Your goal is to create a high quality video that convinces people to save and protect water. Choose from one of these video submission categories:

  1. Inspire residents and/or businesses to take one specific action that conserves water or prevents pollution to our water supply.
  2. Tell a story about a resident or business that has taken action to conserve our water resources or prevent water pollution.
  3. Create a visual representation of how much water is saved by taking a specific water conservation action.

Need some inspiration?

Video Format:

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Upload your video to YouTube (at high definition).
  2. Submit one online entry form per team or video.

Submit your entry form

Judging and Prize Info:

The winning videos will be announced and shown at the awards ceremony in April.  Winning videos will also be broadcast throughout the summer on KION TV channel 5 and 46 -KION, Watsonville Channel 70, and Green Valley Cinema.

Help Spread the Word:

Tell your friends, or share our Video Contest Flyer with your teacher or classmates.


Need More Information?

For Santa Cruz County contact Vai 831- 475-8501 ext. 142

For Monterey County contact Rachel (831) 645-4623

By email VideoContest@WaterSavingTips.org


Contest SponsorsPiggy filled with water Water Conservation Coalition logo

The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County

The Monterey County Water Awareness Committee