District opens 2nd annual student video contest

Alameda County Water District is now accepting entries for their 2nd annual WaterClips Student Video Contest. Students who attend school in Fremont, Newark or Union City and have a passion for making movies can enter to win a scholarship from ACWD for up to $500. Deadline to enter is April 2.

Local students are invited to showcase their digital media skills while drawing attention to an important water topic. Each entry will need to create an educational and engaging 30 second video on the 2021 contest theme: Water Emergencies – Plan and Prepare.

“Students are empowered to create entertaining yet effective videos encouraging our community to prepare for water service-related emergencies or other conditions, which may impact water safety or availability,” said ACWD Board President Aziz Akbari.  “The contest taps into something this generation of students use every day – video editing apps on smart devices gives them the ability to create compelling and imaginative content.”

ACWD will award a total of six scholarships worth $500, $250 and $100 to participants in two groups, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.  Individual or group entries are accepted.  Last year, ACWD’s first-ever student video contest generated 30 entries from students in schools throughout the Tri-City area and awarded more than $2,000 in scholarships to students and teachers.

“The District has enjoyed decades of partnering with area schools and teachers to provide water education. It gives us great pride to award checks to deserving students and teachers,” added Akbari.

For more information about the WaterClips student video contest and a complete list of rules, go to www.acwd.org/waterclips or send an email to waterclips@acwd.com.

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