2016 Video Contest Winners

The Solano County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Water Awareness Video Contest.

  • FIRST PLACE: Leda Brockman (Erika Rolen, teacher) of Rodriquez High School in Fairfield will receive $1,500 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
  • SECOND PLACE: Jethro Peralta (Erika Rolen, teacher) of Rodriquez High School in Fairfield will receive $1,000 split 50/50 between student and sponsoring teacher.
  • THIRD PLACE: Angeles-Sofia Rivera and Angelica Mendez (Jason McCabe, 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 Naoma McCall of Vanden High School (40 videos), Jason McCabe of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School (31 videos) and Katy Green of Vanden High School (27 videos).


2016 First Place Winner

 

2016 Second Place Winner

 

2016 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

A record-breaking 166 videos were submitted in this year’s contest, which challenged middle and high school students to create compelling and original 60-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos on a the 2016 water efficiency theme: Fight the Drought: Make Every Drop Count.

All of the top scoring videos can be viewed on the Solano Saves Water YouTube channel at http://tinyurl.com/scwavideo.

“Students really took on the challenge of describing how to make every drop of water count,” said Andy Florendo, Water Conservation Coordinator for Solano County Water Agency. “Many of the videos described how all of the little actions you can take at home to use water efficiently really add up to big savings.”

For example, Brockman’s first-place winning video says, “There are many simple ways to save water in your own home. All you have to do is start.” Paralta’s second-place winning video uses colorful animation to convey simple water-saving tips and facts. And, the third-place winning video from Rivera and Mendez provides tips for saving water in the landscape, where most household water use occurs, in a stylish black and white.

A panel of water efficiency experts narrowed videos down to the top 27 finalists, and then celebrity judges selected the winners. Judges included Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Solano County, Supervisor Erin Hannigan 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. And a special thank you to our judges, who included Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan and the Vallejo/Solano Film Commission’s Jim Reikowsky, for sharing their time and expertise.