ENCINITAS — Olivenhain Municipal Water District is kicking off its second annual photo and video contests for high school students for which submissions will be accepted throughout the fall semester.OMWD believes the power to achieve a sustainable future lies within today’s students’ creativity and imagination to increase awareness of the value of water in everyday lives. The annual high school photo and video contests are free to enter for students living within or attending a school within OMWD’s service area.
High school photo contest entrants are encouraged to submit any photo taken in San Diego County during 2013 that depicts water or a water theme, e.g. water in a puddle = water; a dry river bed = water theme. Images will be judged on overall impact, originality, artistic merit, technical excellence, and online virality. Deadline for entries is Jan. 3, 2014. Prizes of up to $100 will be awarded at a 2014 Board of Directors meeting.
The High School video contest is themed around the importance of a reliable water source and challenges entrants to create a video, no longer than two minutes, that encourages water use efficiency. OMWD asks that students submit footage shot within San Diego County which reflects the value of water to our community, what a good deal water is at less than a penny a gallon, growing supply challenges or what the future may hold for water in our county.
Prizes of up to $200 will be awarded at a 2014 board meeting. Winning entries will be displayed in OMWD’s lobby, on its Web site, and at other local and online venues. More information about the contests is available at olivenhain.com/school.