The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently announced the winners of its sixth annual stormwater video competition. The StormTV Project is a video contest that recognises innovative stormwater practices, programmes, products, and public outreach.
The 2017 StormTV Project received 40 submissions and had 25 expert judges review the videos. 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 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 were presented with their awards on Tuesday, the 3rd of October, in the Stormwater Pavilion at WEFTEC.
The top 10 highest rated videos for this year’s competition also was shown in the Stormwater Pavilion Theatre throughout WEFTEC. In addition to the three winners, the list of the top 10 videos included:
- 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