Maui Water Protection Video Contest Open to High Schoolers

January 14, 2017, 8:00 AM HST · Updated January 13, 3:21 PM
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The Department of Water Supply is currently holding a Source Water Protection Video Contest.

This contest is open to all Maui County public, private and home-schooled high school students from grades 9 to 12.

Video entries must be 1.5 to 3 minutes long and must highlight source water protection efforts of an existing locally-based company or organization. Video entries must be submitted by student groups of three to four high school students.

The purpose of this contest is to provide County youth with an opportunity to learn about source water protection and to utilize their creative talents to produce a video showcasing the importance of protecting valuable ground and surface water sources.

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The theme for the video contest is “Keep Our Water Clean and Pure.” Department officials say that by protecting our source water, we reduce the risk of exposing the public to contaminated water, minimize potentially negative environmental impacts on our natural resources, and reduce water treatment costs.

Every student group who creates and submits an entry will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners will receive an electronic device as a prize, will be recognized by taking a photo with the Mayor or his representative, and will be featured on the Department of Water Supply’s website.

Entry form and contest rules are available online at www.mauiwater.org and at the Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division, 2200 Main Street, One Main Plaza, Suite 102 in Wailuku. Entries must be received by Friday, March 10, 2017. For inquiries, call Lori Delbello in the Water Resources and Planning Division, at 463-3110.

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