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

Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 1, 2020) – In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) is looking to promote water awareness and nurture creativity as the District launches the 2020 Mesa Water Matters Video Contest for high school and college students in its service area. This year’s video contest theme is “Mesa Water Matters.” The contest is open September 1 to October 31, 2020. Three winners will receive the following prizes: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $200.

How to Enter

Students are encouraged to create a fun and informative 60-second video highlighting the theme “Mesa Water Matters,” and the difference Mesa Water 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 p.m. on October 31. The video and entry application must be uploaded as two separate files via Dropbox at Videos should not exceed 250 MB and will be evaluated for the following:

  • Accuracy & Effectiveness
  • Creativity & Originality
  • Production Quality
  • Entertainment Value

The top three videos will be selected by a panel of judges. Winners will be notified on or before November 6 and will be recognized on Mesa Water’s website and social media channels.

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 map of our service can be found here:

For official contest rules and entry requirements, visit