Students can win big in video contest with Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington

Students currently in Grades 6-12 have until May 20 to submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship and their connection to local waterways

VANCOUVER – Clark County middle- and high-school students have an opportunity to showcase their video skills and win cash prizes. Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington is partnering with Oregon’s Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams to launch “The River Starts Here Student Video Contest.”

Students currently in Grades 6-12 have until May 20 to submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship and their connection to local waterways. Photo courtesy of Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington
Students currently in Grades 6-12 have until May 20 to submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship and their connection to local waterways. Photo courtesy of Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington

Students currently in Grades 6-12 have until May 20 to submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship and their connection to local waterways. Local businesses sponsored five first-place and honorable-mention prizes of $500 and $100, respectively. Prizes will be awarded for five categories: clean water actions short and long videos, community storytelling, BIPOC filmmaker and a people’s choice. Winning videos will be promoted publicly on social media and at movie in the park events this summer.

“Many students today have the experience and creativity to produce impactful video content,” said Clean Water Outreach Specialist Eric Lambert. “We’re excited to provide them an opportunity to show off their skills while supporting stream health outreach efforts.”

Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington is a coalition of local jurisdictions and organizations including Clark County and the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal. Students can visit www.stormwaterpartners.com/video-contest to see contest details and learn more about the topics.

Stay up-to-date on Clark County Public Works’ clean-water efforts by visiting our website: https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/stormwater, or our social media accounts @clarkcowa_pw.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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