WaterClips Student Video Contest

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We're proud to announce this year's winners of the 2021 WaterClips Student Video Contest!  This year's contest theme focused on educating the community about planning and preparing for water emergencies.  Thank you to all students for submitting a contest entry.  The next WaterClips Student Video Contest will be in January 2022.  If you'd like to receive notification, please e-mail waterclips@acwd.com.  

Check out the winning videos from this year's 2021 WaterClips Student Video Contest!


1st place - Nidhi Riju, 7th Grade, John M. Horner Middle School , $500 prize                                                                                                             Video: Be Water Prepared

2nd place - Marissa Torres, 8th Grade, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School, $250 prize                                                                                                     Video: Water Emergencies

3rd place - Akshata Yadav, 6th Grade, Parkmont Elementary School, $100 prize                                                                                                     Video: The Water Emergency Survival Guide                                                          


1st place - Suhana Shrivastava, 12th Grade, Mission San Jose High School $500 prize                                                                                               Video: Preparing for a Water Emergency

2nd place - Sabrina Wu & Yusuf Rasheed, Mission San High School, $250 prize                                                                                                         Video: Always Prepared - Water Emergencies

3rd place -Andrew Yuen, 11th Grade, American High School $100 prize                                                                                                               Video: This is Water



Riley Hashimoto, 7th Grade, Alsion School                                                                                                                                                            Video:  Water Otter Emergency

Bilal Salman & Toka Mohamed, 7th Grade, John M. Horner Middle School                                                                                                                     Video: Ready for Aquaisis


Kate Intrasuwan, 10th Grade, Irvington High School                                                                                                                                              Video: Mayday Mayday - Storing Water for Emergencies

Jayden Pagsolingan & Justin Lam, 11th and 12th Grade, Newark Memorial High School                                                                                              Video: Learning with Luke

Christine Yiu, 11th Grade                                                                                                                                                                                         Video: Water Emergency: Plan & Prepare, Mission San Jose High School

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.