High School Video Contest

2016 Film Strip 1

2017 WaterWise

High School Video Contest

Students compete to create an entertaining and informational videos that convey the importance of water conservation and efficiency in Santa Barbara County.

The 18th Annual Contest challenges High School filmmakers to produce fun, creative, and professional quality videos that follow the theme:

Water Conservation is a Lifestyle

Congratulations to the 2017 Student Winners!


1st Place: "The Water Conservation Lifestyle" by Diarra Pouye and Kyril van Schende
 Cate School   

2nd Place: "Water Wise with Judo James" by James and Brolin Parris
Bishop Garcia Diego High School

3rd Place: "We Drought It" by Elena Alcerro, Alexander Brand, Ashley Emma, and Raymond Johnson
Anacapa School

Honorable Mention: "Hey Neighbor!" by Judah Brody and Drew Shoenbach
Dos Pueblos Senior High School

People's Choice Award: "The Water Conservation Lifestyle" by Diarra Pouye and Kyril van Schende
Cate School   

All 2017 student videos can be watched on the YouTube page.

Download WaterWiseSB logo the for your video.

Prizes for the Student Winners!

Cash prizes are awarded to the winning schools and the top student winners:

 Prize Category

Award for School  

Award for Students  


1st Place




2nd Place




3rd Place




People's Choice 



Honorable Mention





Prize Category Award for Students Sponsor
Top 5 Student Winning Teams Tickets to the UCSB Blue Horizons Summer Screening Premiere   CWC

There are even prizes for the teachers!

 Prize Category Award for Teachers  Sponsor 
 Participation in Teacher Questionnaire  Movie Tickets   2016 HSVC NCM

View the award-winning videos from previous contests here! 

2016 Film Strip 2

California State Content Standards The following standards are met through participation in this contest. Science 9-12: 9c, Performing Arts 9-12: Visual & Performing 5.2, English/Language Arts 9-10: Listening & Speaking 1.1, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2d-f, 2.5b-d, 2.6a-c and 11-12 - 1.4, 1.6, 2.1b, 2.4a, c, d.