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Video Contest for 2012-2013
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Grade 9-12 students in the MWRA service area are invited to participate in our Video Contest for 2012-2013.

Download a complete contest entry packet (PDF) for all rules, FAQs, forms, labels and other important details.


The video contest is open to all grade 9-12 students in the MWRA service area. Students may work alone or in teams of no more than two people. All entrants must submit a signed release form with their videos. Release forms are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

Legal Requirements
Release Form: If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must give MWRA permission to use your video. Each member of your group must submit a signed release form along with the video. Release forms are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

Copyrighted Material: You may only include clips from copyrighted commercials, movies, television shows, music, or on-line videos if you obtain copyright permission. You must verify that your video contains no copyrighted material in your signed release form. Release forms are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).
Contest Topic

Create a video (3 minutes or less) advertising the benefits of tap water.

Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Early entries are encouraged.
Rules are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).
Required Forms and Labels

Every group of student entries must have a Contest Registration Form and each entry must have a Student Label attached securely to the back of the entry. Forms and labels are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

Students may enter on their own if they live in or attend a school in the MWRA service area. You must include the student label on the back of your entry. Labels are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

First prize in each category is a $100.00 gift check, 2nd prize is a $50.00 check, and 3rd prize is a $25.00 check.  In the video contest there is a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and (3) honorable mention winners. All winners, including honorable mention winners, are invited with their families to an Awards Ceremony at Deer Island in May, 2013.
How to Submit Contest Entries

Submit 2 copies of the video in DVD format. A signed release form for every student must be included with the videos. Be sure to tape a completed student label included in the contest entry packed (PDF) in thto each DVD case. Release forms are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

All entries must be mailed to:

MWRA School Contest
Deer Island Treatment Plant
Reception/Training Building
190 Tafts Ave.
Winthrop, MA 02152

What Makes a Good Video
Make sure your video is on topic. Use your video to try to educate your fellow students and their families on the benefits of tap water – both for your health and the health of the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers for teachers and students are included in the contest entry packet (PDF).

What if I still have some questions?

If you still have questions, please contact Meg Tabacsko, MWRA School Program Manager. If you do not have access to email, please call Meg at 617-660-7975.

Only schools located in the MWRA Service Area listed below are eligible to participate in the Annual Poster & Writing Contest

Water Communities
Chicopee Peabody
Clinton Saugus
Leominster Southborough
Lynn  South Hadley
Lynnfield Swampscott
Marblehead Weston
Marlborough Wilbraham
Nahant Worcester
Sewer Communities
Ashland Lancaster
Braintree Natick
Burlington Randolph
Hingham Walpole
Holbrook Weymouth
Water and Sewer Communities
Arlington Newton
Bedford Norwood
Belmont Quincy
Boston Reading
Brookline Revere
Cambridge Somerville
Canton Stoneham
Chelsea Stoughton
Dedham Wakefield
Everett Waltham
Framingham Watertown
Lexington Wellesley
Malden Westwood
Medford Wilmington
Melrose Winchester
Milton Winthrop
Needham Woburn
Schools located on Cape Cod and within the Quabbin and Wachusett Watershed are also eligible to participate.


Meg Tabacsko

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Updated November 27, 2012

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School Program Main Page
Contest Main Page
Poster Contest
Writing contest
Video Contest
Complete packet of info, forms and rules (PDF)

Contests are limited to schools in the MWRA service area.
Eligible communities

MWRA Drinking Water Test Results
How the MWRA Water System Works
"Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?" (US EPA)
Times Topic: Bottled Water (New York Times)
MWRA YouTube Page
MWRA Photos on Flickr

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