January 2021

Student Video Contest – What are the details?

Eligible Participants:

  • Are in 6th-12th grade as of fall 2020.
  • Are enrolled in a public, private, charter, or home school in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County (Washington State students: find your contest at stormwaterpartners.com/video-contest).

Video Entries:

  • Must be exactly 55 or 25 seconds long.
  • Must focus on one of the subjects listed at theriverstartshere.org/video-contest.
  • Must be factually accurate.
  • Must be viewable on YouTube with a minimum resolution of 720p.
  • Must be submitted via completed application form.


  • Entries that meet the video entry criteria will be selected as finalists.
  • To remain eligible, finalists must submit signed waivers and photo releases and upload an MP4 file of their entry by the deadline.

Winners and Prizes:

  • $500 prizes will be awarded to each of four categories:
    • 1. Clean Water Actions
    • 2. Community Storytelling
    • 3. BIPOC Filmmaker
    • 4. People’s Choice
  • Winning videos will be edited for branding and used in the RCCRS summer 2021 water health campaign. Use may include distribution via social media and other channels. 

Dates and Deadlines:

  • May 20, 2021: applications due
  • June 4, 2021: finalists notified
  • June 11, 2021: deadline for finalists to submit MP4 files
  • June 14-21, 2021: social media campaigning for People’s Choice award open
  • July 1, 2021: winners notified and press release distributed
  • Summer 2021: winning videos used in RCCRS water health campaign
  • Fall 2021: winning videos screened during Portland EcoFilm Festival

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