WaterClips Student Video Contest

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Hi Students!

We want YOU to create a 30 second video about WATER!  Six students (grades 6 through 12) from Tri-City middle schools and high schools will be chosen to win scholarships up to $500!  You can compete as an individual entry or in teams.  Videos can be live action, animation, personal testimonial, whatever! Just focus your video on the theme below and send us your video. Contest DEADLINE is Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.!

WaterClips Contest Theme:

Water Emergencies - Plan & Prepare

Learn more about our contest theme in the sections below!

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STEP 1: Review Contest Timeline

STEP 2: Read Contest Rules

STEP 3: Create Video

STEP 4: Enter Your Video Here & Required Forms


Send an e-mail to
Renee W. Gonzales
Public Affairs Specialist

Student Video FAQs

Q- What information do I need to have before I submit my video?

A- You will need the following information to complete the Student Application Form which is required for your entry to be valid:  your grade, video title, school name and city. You'll also need to submit a Eligibility and Release Form!  Both forms can be accessed via Google Forms: Student Application and Eligibility & Release.  If you do not have a Google account, the forms can be e-mailed to you.  

Q- Where do I submit my video?
A- Your video can be uploaded to the Student Application Form

Q- What video format can I submit?
A- Only use this format:  MPEG (.mp4).

Q- How many videos can I submit per e-mail?
A- Only one Video Application Form with one video per e-mail.

Q- Can I submit copyrighted material?
A- We respect copyright holders and their rights.  We do not allow copyrighted material.

Check out the winning videos from last year's 2020 WaterClips Student Video Contest!


1st place - Nanako Otaki, 6th grade, Mission Valley Elementary, $500 prize                                                                                                         Video: A Day Without Water

2nd place - Anushree Samsi, 7th grade, Alsion School, $250 prize                                                                                                                      Video: Liquid Gold; The Value of Clean Drinking Water

3rd place - Avish Zindal and Aahaan Nayak, 6th grade, Forest Park Elementary School, $100 prize                                                                           Video:  Bye Bye Bottled Water & Hello Tap Water                                                           


1st place - Christina Qin, 12th grade, Washington High School, $500 prize                                                                                                           Video: From the Future: A Message on Bottled Water

2nd place - Lisa Oshiba, 9th grade, American High School, $250 prize                                                                                                                  Video: A Day Without Water

3rd place - Alexzendor Misra, Tejas Parasumanna & Harsh Patel, 10th grade, Mission San Jose High School, $100 prize                                Video:  Bottled Water, Nature Throttled



Zachary Koller, 8th grade, Walters Jr. High School                                                                                                                                               Video:  Say Goodbye to Single Use  Water Bottles and Drink Tap Water

Nidhi Riju, 6th grade, Warm Springs Elementary School                                                                                                                                        Video: Water Crisis

Terence Zhao and teammates Mikaela De Castro and Andrew Salazar, 6th & 7th grade, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School                                 Video: The Value of Clean Drinking Water                    


Alison Bai, 10th grade, Mission San Jose High School                                                                                                                                           Video: The Water War

Neha Gondra, 11th grade, Mission San Jose High School                                                                                                                                    Video: A Day Without Water

Emma Wang, 10th grade, Mission San Jose High School                                                                                                                                     Video:  Fountain of Life