ACWD Awards Tri-City Students and Teachers for Videos Highlighting Water-Efficient Landscape by Alameda County Water District May 22, 2023 Member Submitted News Winners of the 4th annual WaterClips Student Video Contest were announced on May 17 by the Alameda County Water District. The awards, presented during a Board Meeting, recognized students from Fremont, Newark and Union City whose 30-second videos highlight essential water topics. Over 100 video entries were submitted for this year’s contest calling on students to focus on the benefits of a water-efficient garden. The contest also awarded two teachers who sponsored winning student videos. A panel of local judges representing government and television industries and environmental and landscape experts selected winning video entries from students in grades 6-12 representing Middle and High School categories. “The talent and innovation showcased by the WaterClips Student Video Contest winners assure me that our future is in good hands as they raise environmental awareness,” said ACWD Board President Paul Sethy. “This year, we received the most student videos since the contest’s launch, indicating area students are interested in championing water use and conservation issues.” Middle School Winners First Prize Winner – $500 Second Prize Winner -$250 Third Prize Winner – $100 Third Prize Winner – $100 Ashwath Polali, Grade 7 Akshara Gudipati Grade 8 Kanak Panigrahi Grade 8 Shreya Ramamurthy Grade 6 Video: “Reap Benefits with Water Efficient Garden” Video: “Conserving Water Through Water-Wise Gardening” Video: “Grow Like a Pro: Use Less Save More!” Video: “Benefits of a Water Efficient Garden!” Thornton Junior High School, Fremont Stratford Middle School, Fremont Thornton Junior High School, Fremont Ardenwood Elementary School, Fremont High School Winners First Prize Winner – $500 Second Prize Winner – $250 Third Prize Winner – $100 Shana Chao, Grade 12 Kallie Kuang, Grade 10 Rahnelle Agutos, Grade 9 Video: “Garden Me, Do You Know the Benefits of a Water-Efficient Garden” Video: “Why You Should Plant a Water-Efficient Garden” Video: “Benefits of a Water-Efficient Garden” James Logan High School, Union City American High School, Fremont American High School, Fremont In addition, all qualified student entries received a free movie ticket and local movie theaters will show winning entries in advance of featured films beginning mid-May. For a complete list of winners, honorable mentions and recognized teachers, and to watch the winning videos about the benefits of a water-efficient garden, visit acwd.org/waterclips.