2022 Student Video Contest: Every Drop Counts

This year’s student video contest is all about water conservation. We get a lot of rain in West Vancouver and it’s easy to forget that our high-quality drinking water doesn’t just fall from the sky. We want students to think about the source of our tap water and the importance of every-day actions in conserving it. 

Videos should focus specifically on water conservation in West Vancouver and include every-day actions people can take to conserve water both inside and outside. Videos could include:

  • Where does West Vancouver water come from?
  • How does it get from the source to your tap?
  • What actions can residents take to help save our water?
  • Why is it important to conserve water all year long?

Get creative and make a musical about your water meter, a horror about water waste, or a stop-motion about ways to use less water. 

Need some more help? Check-out the resources and fun facts sections below and be sure to watch videos from previous years.

How to enter

1. Register

To enter the contest, you must be a West Vancouver residents and/or enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 12 in a West Vancouver school. Before creating a video, we ask students who will be making and/or appearing in a video to first REGISTER for the contest. This allows us to confirm eligibly and parental consent. 

2. Make a video

Once you have registered, go ahead and make a video. All types of video including live action, animation, claymation, stop-motion, music videos, etc. are accepted. Videos must be between 60 and 90 seconds long and demonstrate the importance of water conservation in West Vancouver. Need some inspiration? Check out our resources section below.

3. Submit your video

Once you have created your video, upload it to a publically accessible YouTube account and complete the online SUBMISSION FORM. For more information on posting a video to YouTube, check out How to upload a video to YouTube

Deadline for submission is Monday, April 18, 2022.  

Judging and prizes

Videos will be judged based on whether they demonstrate creativity, an understanding of the theme, technical quality, and overall message. Videos should be regionally focused on West Vancouver and demonstrate the importance of water conservation in West Vancouver.

New this year! With $1000 in cash prizes, we will be rewarding the top-10 videos as follows: 

  • 1st place: $250
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 4th place: $100 
  • 5th to 10th place: $50 each

The winning videos will be selected by a panel of judges and announced in May 2022.

Resources

When putting your video together remember to focus on this year’s theme—Every Drop Counts. Be sure to spend some time thinking about the story you want to tell and how you are going to tell it. If you’re looking for some more information and inspiration to help get you started, check out the winning videos from past contests and the links below.

West Vancouver—Where our water comes from 

West Vancouver—Water Services 

West Vancouver—Water Conservation 

Metro Vancouver—Water Services 

Metro Vancouver—We Love Water 

Metro Vancouver—Why Conserving Water Matters 

Metro Vancouver—Drinking Water Conservation Plan

Annual Water Utility Report

Water Asset Management Plan

Fun facts
  • Almost half of our drinking water comes from right here in West Vancouver—Eagle Lake and Montizambert Creek can supply up to 45% of the District’s total water demand.
  • Eagle Lake Water Treatment Facility is capable of processing 21 million litres of water each day to the residents of West Vancouver. This is the equivalent of filling the pool at the West Vancouver Community Centre 15 times.
  • Our tap water exceeds guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality.
  • West Vancouver’s water is metered—when you use less, you pay less.
  • Our water use doubles in the summer largely due to lawn watering, power-washing, and other outdoor use.
  • Conserving water helps keep our environment healthy, reduces stress on our water system, and saves money. 
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