Alexandria, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the winners of its sixth annual stormwater video competition. The StormTV Project is a video contest recognizing innovative stormwater practices, programs, products, and public outreach.
The 2017 StormTV Project received 40 submissions and had 25 expert judges review the vidoes. The judges — primarily members of the WEF Stormwater Committee — scored each video on: message clarity, visual appeal, audio quality, technical accuracy, originality and vision, length, and distribution methods.
The judges awarded three prizes for the 2017 StormTV Project:
Grand Prize Winner — Washington Environmental Council with their video (above) Polluted Puddles: Arlo’s quest to clean up our mess
Filmmaker Award — Independence Television, Independence Township, and the Clinton River Watershed Council with their video Water is Worth It, EP1: An Introduction
Communicator Award — Independence Television, Independence Township, and the Clinton River Watershed Council with their video Water is Worth It, EP2: An Enviroscape Demonstration
The winners will be presented with their awards on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Stormwater Pavilion at WEFTEC.
The top 10 highest rated videos for this year’s competition also will be shown in the Stormwater Pavilion Theater throughout WEFTEC. In addition to the three winners, the list of the top 10 videos includes:
- UpStream Art – City of Springfield OR
- Growing Sustainable Water Solutions Rain Gardens to the Rescue
- DCR Division of Water Supply Protection Dog Waste Public Service Announcement
- Groundswell NPS Pollution Video (5 minute edit)
- From Roads to Raingardens: Puget Sound
- From Roads to Raingardens
- Detroit: Becoming the Front-Runner in Green Stormwater Infrastructure
View the full StormTV 2017 Playlist: