Water Conservation Video Contest

2022 TikTok Video Contest

As California enters its third year of historic drought, taking action to conserve water needs to be a priority today and in the future. How can we save water?

TikTok videos should showcase actions that we all can take to conserve water and address one of the following themes:

  • Conserve Water, Not Just For Us
    • How Can we help local wildlife by conserving water?
  • Be Water Wise
    • What do people need to know about best watering practices for landscape around the home? 

Visit https://saveourwater.com/ and https://napa.watersavingplants.com/ for information on water conservation and water-wise gardening.

About the Contest 

Water Conservation Programs of City of Calistoga, City of Napa, Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena, City of American Canyon, Napa County and Napa County Resource Conservation District are sponsoring a TikTok video contest for 6th - 12th grade students in Napa County. Contest sponsors are looking for creative videos that address this year's theme. Students should strive to use the TikTok format in an entertaining and informative way. Let your imagination go wild. Carefully review the entry guidelines before completing your project.

The winning video will be used as a public service announcement (PSA) on sponsors' social media. The winner will also receive a $250 cash prize! The second place winner receives a $150 cash prize. The third place winner receives a $100 cash prize.

 

Eligibility

  • 6th – 12th grade students in Napa County. Entries can be submitted by an individual or team.
  • One entry per person or team.
  • All contestants must have parent/guardian consent to participate.

Entry Guidelines 

  • By entering, you grant Napa RCD and City of Napa non-exclusive ownership of the video, meaning that we can use it on our social media, website, or elsewhere, but you can also continue to use it.

  • Students must comply with the Terms of Service of TikTok, which provides that in order to access or use the services the person cannot make available material which is defamatory to any person, obscene, offensive, pornographic, hateful, racist, discriminatory, or inflammatory: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/terms-of-service?lang=en

  • For information on the TikTok privacy policy for younger adults: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy-for-younger-users?lang=en
  • For information on TikTok’s intellectual policies: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/copyright-policy?lang=en
  • Videos must mention the action of conserving water and address one of the themes.
  • Videos must include the hashtag, #ConserveNapaWater. Contestants ages 13+ must make their TikTok public during the following dates so their videos can be judged: May 27th – June 15th.
  • Videos must be no longer than 30 seconds and be appropriate for all ages.
  • Student(s) may use a smart phone to film the video and the video must be filmed in vertical format for TikTok.
  • If your video includes a language other than English, please provide English subtitles in the video, or English translation via email to Danielle@NapaRCD.org (Note: Translations don’t have to be 100% accurate, but enough to understand in English. Google Translate is fine to use.)
  • Videos may not use copyrighted images or music.
  • Videos must not infringe on the privacy or personality rights of any person or deceased person.

Submission Instructions - DEADLINE is 5 PM, Friday, May 27, 2022

Contestants may submit entries in two ways:

Video Contest Entry Form (PDF) 

Entry Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, May 27, 2022

Judging Criteria

Videos will be judged by a panel of experts from a variety of disciplines using the following criteria:

  • Video follows the contest theme
  • Video is accurate
  • Video empowers the audience to take action to conserve water
  • Video is exactly 30 seconds 
  • Audio and technical construction is clear and of high quality
  • Video is entertaining, creative and original
  • Contest entry form is filled out properly and includes a creative title

Prizes

Winners will be notified via email by June 8th, 2022. If submitted as a team, prize must be split equally among team members.

1st Place - $250

2nd Place - $150

3rd Place - $100

Contact

For more about the contest, contact Danielle Ashton: 707-252-4189 x3125 or Danielle@NapaRCD.org

 

2021 Winners - Note, this contest and all previous contests did not use the TikTok platform

Theme: Imagine Our Water-Wise Future

1st Place: No Water No Future, Ava Dominguez, Sophie Gonsier, Giulia Guerrera, Keira Prouty (Napa High School)

2nd Place: Ryleigh's Water-Wise Future, Kaeleigh Rogerson

3rd Place: Conserve our Water for a Brighter Future, Abygail Sims

2020 Winners

Theme: I Save Our Water Because...

1st Place: We All Live Down River, Giulia Guerrera (Napa High School) and Marie Dolcini (Mom!)

2nd Place: Conserve for the Future, Vintage High School Thirst Project

2019 Winners

Theme: Water in a Changing Climate

1st PlaceSarah Carelton & Emma Wallenbrock -Water in a Changing Climate (Napa High School)

2nd Place- Martin Arriaga- Small Steps to Conserve Water (Napa High School)

3rd Place- Itzi Padilla- You Can Save Water by Doing a Little Thing (American Canyon High School)

2018 Winners

Theme: Never Enough to Waste
1st Place - Kai Matthiasson & Ilenna Brown (Napa High School) Conservation Conversation

2nd Place - Fryl Chelzea Dela Cruz (American Canyon High School) Never Enough to Waste

3rd Place - Chanelle Mayrix Roces & Marvic Vivo (American Canyon High School) Wasted on the Way

2017 Winners

Theme: Reimagine your yard - Conserving water outdoors

1st Place - Sarah Lippmann, Andrew Raymond, Elena Ingram (Napa High School) View here
2nd Place - Eliana Matteo, Mary Manuta, Matthew Rico (American Canyon High School) View here
3rd Place - Madison Edmeyer, Mo Gottfried, Hannah Sigourney (Napa High School) View here 

2016 Winners

Every Drop Counts  Water Conservation as the new normal for California

1st Place    Joshua Padilla, Jackie Salinas, Yarra Bolla, Edna Santos (American Canyon HS) View here

2nd Place   Luis Buenaventura (American Canyon HS) View here

3rd Place    Julionna Robinson, Ernesto Garcia, Chezlaine Barrero, John Dizon (American Canyon HS) View here

 

Learn More about Water Conservation

Visit the WICC Water Conservation webpage to find out about conservation programs where you live.