Contest offers cash prizes to students who create impactful videos promoting clean water

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Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington invites middle and high school students throughout Clark County to create fun and impactful videos to inspire the community to work together for clean water. Stormwater Partners is hosting the third annual Students for Clean Water Student Video Contest. Stormwater Partners is a coalition of local agencies and organizations, including Clark County and the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal.

Students currently in grades 6-12 can submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship, local trails, and their connection water. Videos are due by April 24.

Local businesses are sponsoring five first-place prizes of $500 each and five honorable mention prizes of $100 each. One first prize and one honorable mention prize will be awarded in each of five categories:

  • “Where does stormwater go?” short (25 second) and long (55 second) videos
  • Community storytelling
  • BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) filmmaker
  • People’s choice

Winning videos will be shared on Stormwater Partners’ social media accounts and at summer movie in the park events.

“Students have an opportunity to promote stewardship of healthy streams, rivers and lakes in our community while showcasing their creativity,” said Clean Water Outreach Specialist Eric Lambert. “We’re excited to share the important messages conveyed in their work and to recognize their efforts with cash prizes.”

Students and supporters can visit for contest details and to learn more about the contest categories and topics. Community members can also find information on the Public Works Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles, and on NextDoor.

Eric Lambert, Clean Water Outreach Specialist, Public Works