Lights! Camera! WATER! Mesa Water District Launches Video Contest for Local High School, College Students; Top Prize: $500

Costa Mesa, Calif. – To promote water awareness and spark creativity, Mesa Water District is launching the #MesaWaterMatters video contest for high school and college students in its service area. Three winners will receive cash prizes: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $400, and 3rd place: $300.

How to Enter

Students are encouraged to create a fun and informative 60-second video highlighting Mesa Water and the difference it makes in the community. Topics could address areas such as water education in local schools, participation in community events, conservation programs such as drought-tolerant gardens, or Mesa Water’s role as a long-standing provider of safe and healthy drinking water.

Videos must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. The video and entry application must be uploaded as two separate files via Dropbox at Videos should be under 250 MB and will be evaluated for the following:

  • Accuracy / effectiveness
  • Creativity / originality
  • Production quality
  • Entertainment value

For official contest rules and entry requirements visit

The top three videos will be selected by a panel of judges. Winners will be notified on or before November 3 and will be recognized at Mesa Water’s board meeting on November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s offices at 1965 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

Students must attend school in the Mesa Water service area, which includes Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach and some unincorporated areas of the county.

A Second Chance to Win!

Mesa Water encourages all #MesaWaterMatters entrants to submit their video for a chance to win up to $2,000 in the California Special Districts Association’s “Districts Make the Difference” video contest. Entries must be uploaded by October 31, 2016 via Dropbox and link sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information and application, visit


About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.