High School Media Contest

Theme: “Let’s Dive In: Why Water Professionals Matter”

What is the High School Media Contest

Contest Theme: “Let’s Dive In: Why Water Professionals Matter”

Dive into creativity and make a splash with your storytelling skills in WVWD’s annual High School Media Contest! The High School Media Contest is promoted to high schools in the District’s service area. We invite all high school students to participate in crafting compelling videos that shine a spotlight on the vital role WVWD water professionals play in our community.

Winners will receive $250, $200, $150, or $100!

How do I participate in the High School Media Contest?

Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate. Students enter the contest by creating their own media campaign following the District’s contest theme and guidelines.

All entries must be submitted online NO LATER THAN Friday, March 1, 2024.
**If you are unable to submit your entry online, the following options are available to you:

A
Mail the entry to the District

271 S Brea Canyon Rd., Walnut, CA 91789

Submission must be on a USB drive and include the “Contest Submission Form

B
Drop off at the District’s Administration Building

271 S Brea Canyon Rd., Walnut, CA 91789 (back building)

Submission must be on a USB drive and include the “Contest Submission Form

What are the contest rules and guidelines?

Submission Guidelines:

  • Create a Captivating Video: Produce a short video (45 seconds – 1 minute) that creatively explores the vital role WVWD water professionals play in our community. Highlight their impact on our daily lives, the environment, and the sustainable future.
  • Showcase Diverse Perspectives: Whether you choose interviews, animations, narratives, or a mix of creative elements, we encourage you to represent the diverse perspectives and stories that make water professionals true community heroes.
  • Educate and Inspire: Your video should not only inform the audience about the importance of water professionals but also inspire a greater appreciation for their dedication and hard work.
  • Format: Videos must be submitted in MP4 format.
  • Include a Brief Description: Provide a short description (100 words max) explaining the inspiration behind your video and the key messages you aim to convey.
  • Use of copyright materials is allowed with express written permission by the copyright owner (Examples of copyright materials include music, video clips, and images). Written approval must be submitted with your entry.

Qualified media entries can receive bonus points if posted on Instagram Reels or TikTok –

  • MUST tag and follow @WVWDH2O on Instagram and TikTok
  • Social media accounts must be listed as public
  • The entry that has the most views on Instagram Reels or TikTok will receive a $25 gift card

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be evaluated based on creativity, storytelling, cinematography, and the effectiveness of conveying the significance of water professionals in our community.

High School Media Contest Submission Form

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Please do not use your student email, it will bounce.
Teacher's Name(Required)
Teacher's Email(Required)
The entry that has the most views on Instagram Reels or TikTok will receive a $25 gift card.
Provide a short description (100 words max) explaining the inspiration behind your video and the key messages you aim to convey.
Must be in MP4 format.
Max. file size: 100 MB.
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2023

2023 Media Contest Winners

1st Place – Pitzil Avila-Castellanos

2nd Place – Mehki Lin

3rd Place – Megan Lin

4th Place- Rolandtom Gestoso

2022

2022 Media Contest Winners

1st Place – Isabelle Hu

2nd Place – Joy Hata

2nd Place Alessa Sampson

3rd Place – Nikki Nguyen

4th Place- Amber Wu

2021

2021 Media Contest Winners

1st Place Bella Peng

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2nd Place – Emily Yem

3rd Place Jiexin (Jenny) Luo

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4th Place – Nicole Santiago

2020

2020 Media Contest Winners

1st place – Jack Ge, Broadcast media, Walnut Highschool

2nd place – Charleen Chen, Digital Art, Diamond Bar High School

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3rd place – Oscar Yuan, Broadcast Media, Walnut High School

4th place – Brian Cheng, Broadcast Media, Walnut High School