2016 Film Strip 1

2018 WaterWise High School Video Contest

Students can compete to create an entertaining and informational videos that convey the importance of water use efficiency in Santa Barbara County. The 19th Annual Contest challenges high school filmmakers to produce fun, creative, and professional quality videos that follow this year's theme: "Water Use Myths at Home and in the Garden".

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Winners! Thanks to all students who participated in this year's contest. View all 16 video submissions here.

Prizes for the Student Winners

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


 Student Winners

Award for School  

Award for Students  


1st Place

 "You Can Make A Difference" by 
Kyril van Schendel and Diarra Pouye

Cate School




2nd Place

 "Facts First" by
Jeanette Fantone

Carpinteria High School




3rd Place

 "Be An Angel, Save Water!" by

Adam Shmorhun, Dylan Nebeker, Elizabeth Shmorhun, Hal Schabert, Yannick Gloster and Phoenix Jones 
Dos Pueblos High School



Ewing Logo

People's Choice 

"The  Silent Leakby
Ryder Rivadeneyra and Clay Nerdin
San Marcos High School




 Honorable Mention  

"Water YOU Doing to Save Water?" by
Adela Molitor, Ellee Braniff, and Emilee Escamilla 
Bishop Garcia Diego High School

$100  2019 Film Festival Tickets   Carollo-Eng
 Honorable Mention  

"The Leak Ghost" by
Connor Perkins and Jesus Figueroa
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School 

$100  2019 Film Festival Tickets   Carollo-Eng

Prizes for Teacher Participants

 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.