Vancouver, Wash. – Stormwater Partners is proud to announce the winning entries for its first annual Student Video Contest. More than 80 Clark County middle and high school students submitted videos for the contest. One $500 first place and one $100 honorable-mention prize has been awarded for each of the following categories:
· Clean Water Actions Long Video – $500 to Melia Ballantyne and $100 to Hana Feldheger
· Clean Water Actions Short Video – $500 to Maia Rodriguez and Olivia Frizzell and $100 to Autumn Hergert
· Community Storytelling – $500 to Shelby Inman and $100 to Amanda Harper
· BIPOC Filmmaker – $500 to Abby Cariño and $100 to Claire Hagele
· People's Choice – $500 to Hana Feldheger and $100 to Maia Rodriguez and Olivia Frizzell
Winning videos will be promoted on social media and at movie in the park events this summer. The community can see the videos on the Stormwater Partners YouTube channel.
Stormwater Partners launched the student video contest in February 2021 to encourage students to think about their impacts on, and connections to, local streams. Students were asked to show their creativity by creating 25- or 55-second videos demonstrating their connection to water, or to promote clean water actions. Videos were submitted by 87 students from 14 Clark County middle and high schools. Most videos came from Gaiser Middle School where a teacher used this contest as an assignment to engage students about real world issues.
Stormwater Partners would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions:
· HHPR Inc. (Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.)
· Mead & Hunt
· Northwest Watersheds LLC
· Olson Environmental LLC
· PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington is a coalition of local jurisdictions and organizations including Clark County and the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal. Learn more at www.stormwaterpartners.com.