By Sarah Wilson

High school students across the United States are invited to take part in the 2019 “Be the Voice for the Planet” video contest (Voice4thePlanet). Voice4thePlanet encourages students to create 30 to 60 second videos that generate awareness, and encourage positive behavioral changes surrounding environmental issues such as water conservation, clean oceans, plastic pollution, and recycling. Winning students have the chance to earn tons of great prizes from nationwide contest sponsors including National Geographic, Volcom, Sambazon, and more!

As an added incentive, the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) and its partners will award additional prizes to Orange County students who demonstrate the value of Orange County WATER resources and the importance of using water wisely. Prizes for the Orange County Water Category include:

  • Best Water Wise Message sponsored by MWDOC
    Winner will star in an Orange County water-centric Public Service Announcement.
  • Most Creative sponsored by HashtagPinpoint
    Winner will receive a personal training session for professional video production.
  • Most Entertaining sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge
    Winners will receive 4 adult and 4 kids day passes to the Great Wolf Lodge water park.
  • Most Educational sponsored by Discovery Cube
    Winners will receive 2 family packs of tickets to the Discovery Science Center.
  • Most Environmentally Friendly sponsored by the Wyland Foundation
    Winner will receive a Clean Water Mobile Learning Center visit to their high school.
  • All winning students will also receive a certificate of recognition from MWDOC and their
    California State Legislators.

The deadline to submit videos is April 30, 2019, and contest winners will be announced on May 22, 2019. To learn more about the Voice4thePlanet video contest, visit

View the 2019 Voice4thePlanet contest flyer here.