WaterClips Student Video Contest


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 and have their video shown in local movie theaters! And - every student with a qualified video entry will receive a free movie ticket.

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 it to us. 

Contest starts Monday, January 3, 2022.  Deadline to submit video is Friday, March 25, 2022.

WaterClips Contest Theme: The Importance of Water Conservation

Our future depends on reliable water.  Help raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and share how and why Fremont, Newark and Union City residents and businesses can save water now. When creating your video, use the information in the links below to include water saving tips, resources and programs specific to Fremont, Newark and Union City customers.

STEP 1: Review Contest Timeline

STEP 2: Review Contest Rules, Requirements and Resources

STEP 3: Create Video

Have fun creating your water conservation themed 30-second video!

STEP 4: Fill out Contest Application & Submit Your Video Here

Contest Application & Video Submission Form 

STEP 5: Fill out Eligibility & Release Form

Eligibility/Release Form


The following images can be used in your video to support your water conservation message.

Water efficient plants & flowers

Photo 1  Photo 2  Photo 3  Photo 4  Photo 5

Indoor and outdoor appliances/fixtures

Water Spray Nozzle  Washing Machine

Toilet  Sprinkler  Showerhead  Leaky Faucet  Washing Car

ACWD Headquarters

ACWD office building

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.

Need Inspiration? 

Check out winning student videos from past WaterClips student video contests! We're proud to share last year's winners of the 2021 WaterClips Student Video Contest!  The 2021 contest theme focused on educating the community about planning and preparing for water emergencies.  Thank you to all students for submitting a contest entry.  


Winning videos from last 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


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Renee W. Gonzales
Public Affairs Specialist