Ninth Annual High School Video Contest Winners Educate, Entertain in Short PSAs
(ATLANTA – May 25, 2021) What do toilet tanks and food coloring have in common? Winners of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Ninth Annual High School Video Contest explained the connection as they educated viewers with short PSA videos explaining critical ways to conserve water at home.
Alexandra Johnson, a student at Walton High School in Cobb County, was this year’s English language winner with her video PSA, “How to Save Water at Home.” Itandehui Cruz, a student at Heritage High School in Rockdale County, was this year’s Spanish language winner with her video PSA, “¿Cómo Se Puede Ahorrar Agua en Casa?”
The contest asked entrants to submit a 30-60 second video with no professional assistance, answering the question, “How Can You Save Water at Home?” Johnson’s and Cruz’s videos demonstrated how to take the WaterSense 10 Minute Challenge at home, in which food coloring dropped into one’s toilet tank reveals whether that toilet is causing household leaks— a valuable tool, considering that 10% of U.S. homes have leaks that waste at least 90 gallons of water each day. Each video also reminded viewers to be conscious of water use and conservation at all times.
Johnson and Cruz each received a $1,000 prize to split with their high schools.
Cameron Andrews, a student at Sprayberry High School in Cobb County, won second place in English and a $750 prize with his video PSA, “Saving Water with a Little Magic.” Valentina Calderón, a student at Walton High School in Cobb County, won second place in Spanish with her video PSA, “¿Cómo Se Puede Ahorrar Agua en Casa?” Both students received $750 to split with their high schools.
“This year’s winning videos displayed a great deal of creativity while sharing critical messages about how we can make a difference in our daily lives when it comes to water conservation,” said Metro Water District Chairman Glenn Page.
You can view the winning PSAs online or on social media @northgawater.
The annual video contest is one of many educational outreach initiatives conducted by the Metro Water District to raise awareness about conservation efforts and the importance of water quality preservation in the Atlanta region. The contest invites ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students attending schools in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties to participate.Visit My Drop Counts for tips on how you can conserve water and the Clean Water Campaign to learn how you can help prevent stormwater pollution.
About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which includes Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. These plans conserve public water supplies, protect water quality and recreational value of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region. Learn more at www.northgeorgiawater.org.