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 six through 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, community storytelling, BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) 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 Camas, Washougal, Vancouver and Battle Ground. Students can visit stormwaterpartners.com/video-contest to see contest details and learn more about the topics.