High School Video Contest

2016 High School Video Contest

Deadline: April 1, 2016

High School students demonstrate their creativity while sharing important messages on water quality and conversation through the High School Video Content.

Ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students that attend schools in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the 2016 High School Video Contest. Students area asked to create 30-60 second video PSA focused on this year’s topic, “Don’t Blow It!”

It may sound unlikely, but plant material can do significant harm to local streams. Every day, landscaping activities impact our local rivers, lakes and streams. Leaves, sticks, grass clippings, and plant material that enter storm drains from residential yards can contribute to water pollution and street flooding.

Here are the facts….

  1. Leaves, grass clippings, and organic matter can increase oxygen demand and excess growth of algae, which can lead to oxygen depletion in the waterway and a reduction in water quality.
  2. Yard trimmings can carry pesticides and fertilizers into a local waterway.
  3. An accumulation of plant material in the storm drain system can cause blockages in pipes and culverts leading to local street flooding and hazardous conditions for drivers and pedestrians.

So remember… Don’t blow it!

  • Refrain from blowing yard trimmings into the street or down a storm drain.
  • Compost or use your yard trimmings as mulch on your property away from a stream, storm drain or the street.
  • Bag your leaves and check with you local sanitation department about when yard trimmings are collected in your community.

The contest deadline has passed.
Thank you to those who submitted videos.
Winners will be announced in early June.


2015 High School Video Contest Winners

1st Place Winner

Brittany Hulette and Erica Hulette – Allatoona High (Cobb County)

2nd Place Winner

Imani Miller – Mill Creek High (Gwinnett County)

3rd Place Winner

Cody McKinlay and Layne Ponce – Allatoona High (Cobb County)

Honorable Mention

Jose Carrasquero and Duncan Hemauer – Centennial High (Fulton County)

Honorable Mention

Brianna Reynolds, Katie Cohen, Sydney Erikson – Alpharetta High (Fulton County)

View all 2015 Video Contest entries
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District