2017 Video Contest Winners

The Solano County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Water Awareness Video Contest.

  • FIRST PLACE: Wally the Water Saver by Chloe Riesinger (Denise D’Andrea, teacher) of Vanden High School in Fairfield will receive $1,500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
  • SECOND PLACE (Tie): The Search for Water by Brett Bates and Erich Frank (Jocelyne Sweeney, teacher) of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
  • SECOND PLACE (Tie): Water Leaks, Go! by Alex Olmes and Anthony Olmes (Jocelyne Sweeney, teacher) of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
  • THIRD PLACE: A Leaky Friendship by Cyril Carlos and Natalie Nino (Jocelyne Sweeney, teacher) of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo will receive $500 split 50/50 between students and sponsoring teacher.

In addition, three teachers that submitted the most videos will be presented with Amazon gift cards. These include Jocelyne Sweeney of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School (30 videos), Katy Green of Vanden High School (29 videos) and Betsy Huynh of Vanden High School (21 videos).


2017 Second Place Winner (Tie)

 

2017 Second Place Winner (Tie)

 

2017 Third Place Winner

 

Sponsor

Sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency:

Andy Florendo
Solano County Water Agency
810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Suite 203
Vacaville, CA 95688

More than 90 videos were submitted in this year’s contest, which challenged students to create compelling and original 60-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos on the 2017 water efficiency theme Water Leaks, Gotta Catch Them All!

“This year’s videos exude creativity and originality in communicating a message about the importance of finding and fixing leaks,” said Andy Florendo, Water Conservation Coordinator for Solano County Water Agency. “For example, one demonstrates the original concept for a new game app for finding water leaks, while another uses a colorful blue spokes-puppet to educate audiences.”

All of the top scoring videos are on the Solano Saves Water YouTube channel.

A panel of water efficiency experts narrowed videos down to the top finalists, and then celebrity judges selected the winners. Judges included Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, 95.3 KUIC host John Young and the Vallejo/Solano Film Commission’s Jim Reikowsky. The selections were based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy.

Solano County Water Agency would like to thank all of the teachers and students who participated in the contest for sharing their creativity and hard work.