Staff Report


High school students in Santa Barbara County have an opportunity to win cash prizes by creating 30-second videos in the Santa Barbara County Water Agency’s 20th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest.

Every year, students compete to create entertaining and informational videos that convey the importance of using water efficiently. This year’s theme is “A Day in the Life of a Water Saver.”

Up to three videos can be submitted per school. The winners will receive prizes and have their videos aired in local movie theaters.

The prizes include $500, $250 and $150 for first- through third-place finishers; merchandise prizes; tickets to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival; and another $500 for winning the People’s Choice Award. The cash prizes are provided by local businesses.

Students must submit their videos and completed application packets online by midnight March 1. To get more information and to apply, visit