2018 Water Awareness Video Contest Winners Announced

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VACAVILLE, CA - The Solano County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Water Awareness Video Contest:

  • FIRST PLACE:  "A Day Without No Flow", by Logan Arcilla (Christy Ireland, teacher) of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville will receive $1,500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.

  • SECOND PLACE:  "Life Without Water!" by Brendan Linehan (Jared Ropelato, teacher) of Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, CA will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.

  • THIRD PLACE:  "A Day Without Water" by Jackson Andrews and Kenny Barber (Christy Ireland, teacher) of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville will receive $500 split 50/50 between students and sponsoring teacher.

A record 194 videos were submitted in this year's contest, which challenged middle school and high school students to create compelling and original 60-second Public Service Announcement videos on the 2018 water efficiency theme Imagine a Day Without Water.

A team of water efficiency experts narrowed videos down to the top finalists, and then a panel of community leaders selected the winners.  The judging panel included Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, the Vallejo/Solano Film Commissions' Jim Reikowsky and Dave McCallum of 95.3 KUIC and the Vacaville Public Education Foundation.  Selections were based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy.

The first place winning video features a student rapping water efficiency tips while asking viewers to "Imagine a Day Without no H2O."  Judges said the video had excellent content, a clear message and style that would appeal to the people of all ages.  All of the top scoring videos can be viewed on the Solano Saves Water You Tube channel at http//tinyurl.com/scwavideo.

In addition, three teachers that submitted the most videos will be presented with Amazon gift cards.  These include Christy Ireland of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School (54 videos), Chad Miller of Vanden High School (35 videos) and Brent Manuel of Vanden High School (28 videos).

For more information or questions about the contest, please contact Chris Perry or Christine Kohn, Video Contest Outreach Coordinators, at solanovideocontest@gmail.com or (916) 416-7367