WaterClips Student Video Contest

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Hi Students!

We want YOU to create a 30 second video about WATER!  

Students from Tri-City middle schools and high schools  (grades 6 -12) 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 2, 2023.  Deadline to submit video is Friday, March 31, 2023.

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WaterClips Contest Theme: The Benefits of a Water-Efficient Garden

Drought conditions persist and water conservation remains critical. Installing a water-efficient garden requires significantly less water, can thrive in fluctuating climate and may reduce water bills. Help raise awareness about the benefits of a water-efficient garden and share how Fremont, Newark and Union City residents and businesses can reduce outdoor water use. When creating your video, use the information in the links below to include the benefits of a water-efficient garden, resources, rebates 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 the benefit of a water efficient garden.

Water efficient plants & flowers

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Student Video FAQs

Q- What information do I need before submitting 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 an 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 2022 WaterClips Student Video Contest!  The 2022 contest theme focused on raising awareness about the importance of water conservation.  Thank you to all students for submitting a contest entry.  See all of the winning videos here.

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Winning videos from last year's 2022 WaterClips Student Video Contest!


1st place - Emily Ku, 7th Grade, Circle of Independent Learning, $500 prize                                                                                                                        Video: Water Tips and Tricks

2nd place - Srijani Vutukuri & Sanshray Vakkalgadda, 7th Grade, Thornton Junior High  $250 prize                                                                                              Video: Save Water: A Stop Motion Film

3rd place - Nidhi Riju, 8th Grade, John M. Horner Middle School, $100 prize                                                                                                                                 Video: Wait, Water Matters?!                                                 


1st place - Anushka Madhavani, 10th Grade, Mission San Jose High School, $500 prize                                                                                                              Video: Preparing for a Water Emergency

2nd place - Yvette Venegas, 11th Grade, Newark Memorial High School, $250 prize                                                                                                              Video: How to Conserve Water From Your Home

3rd place -Gurnoor Sandhu & Anay Agrawal, 9th Grade, Irvington High School, $100 prize                                                                                                          Video: How You Should Conserve Water


Aaruni Rao & Meghna Murugesh, 7th Grade, Thornton Junior High                                                                                                                                                Video: A Call to Save Water                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kate Intrasuwan, 11th Grade, Irvington High School                                                                                                                                                                        Video: Ways of Water


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Renee W. Gonzales
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