Create a Stormwater Pollution or Water Conservation Video for a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Card!

WaterSmart South Shore, the North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA), and Harbor Media are sponsoring a video contest for anyone in our WaterSmart communities.

Now, YOU have an opportunity to help educate the public by creating a fun video that highlights either stormwater pollution and how to prevent it, or ways to conserve water. You don’t need any fancy video equipment to qualify! Videos should be sent to news@harbormedia.org and should be 1-3 minutes in length. The deadline to submit your video is August 31, 2020.

The top winning video will win the grand prize of a $500 gift card. Additional winning videos will receive a NSRWA/Harbor Media swag bag with hats, t-shirts and more.

Videos will be aired on Harbor Media/Norwell Spotlight TV, NSRWA and WaterSmart South Shore websites, and social media accounts, as well as be aired on various South Shore public access stations. A panel of judges will judge the videos based on the following factors. The video must:

  • Be between 1-3 minutes long.
  • Follow the Official Rules of the 2020 WaterSmart Video Contest.
  • Educate and encourage viewers of any age to conserve water. Water conservation ideas can be found on the WaterSmartSouthShore.org website.

The deadline to submit your video is August 31, 2020.

WaterSMART is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSMART has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

 

 

 

Official Rules

Eligibility:

This contest is open to all South Shore residents within the participating WaterSmart South Shore communities: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth.  Those outside the South Shore and its participating WaterSmart towns are not eligible for the contest. The contest is open to all ages however the submitting contact must be age 18 years or older. Participants agree to abide by applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Videos submitted after the June 22, 2020, deadline will NOT be considered. Videos longer than three minutes will also NOT be considered. 

Videos must:

  • Be at LEAST 1 minute long but NO LONGER than 3 minutes.
  • Include stormwater pollution or water conservation facts and ideas pertaining to the WaterSmart South Shore message.
  • Be original and creative. This is your time to shine! 
  • Be free of any copyrighted material (music, tv shows, movies, brands on clothing, movie posters, etc.). If you want to see your video on TV, there must be NO copyrighted material visible.
  • Educate and encourage viewers of any age to conserve water and prevent stormwater pollution.  Stormwater pollution prevention and water conservation ideas can be found on the WaterSmartSouthShore.org website
  • Contain the WaterSmart South Shore logo, NSRWA logo, and Harbor Media Logo. Click here to download logos.
  • Contain the website URL www.WaterSmartSouthShore.org

Videos must NOT contain:

  • Material that violates, or infringes on, another’s rights, including, but not limited to privacy, publicity, and intellectual property.
  • A focus on brand names or trademarks other than the NSRWA logo, WaterSmart South Shore logo, or the Harbor Media logo
  • Copyrighted material (such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs).
  • Material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous. Material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age. 
  • Material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations where the video is created. 
  • Visual or verbal mention of any websites other than the WaterSmartSouthShore.org or the NSRWA.org websites. 

Permissions:

All participants must turn in a signed entry form along with their video submission. Your permission allows us to promote the contest and spread the word on stormwater pollution prevention and water conservation through the use of your message! Please have everyone who appears on the screen fill out the appropriate form. These forms must be completed for you to receive your prize should you be one of our contest winners. Click here to download permission form.

Prizes: 

Grand prize – $500 gift card
Other winners – NSRWA/Harbor Media Swag Bag

Conditions:

All footage, including music, must be originally created material (or royalty free). Entries will be void if they are incomplete, late, or are not able to be viewed due to technical error. No entries will be returned. All entrants give the NSRWA and Harbor Media permission to use the videos, including the right to use their names, photographs, and video submissions for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes, and to edit or make changes to the video for broadcast. By entering this contest, entrants agree to abide by these contest rules and regulations. 

To Submit Your Entry:

Email your video in its original form, either through Dropbox, Google Drive or as an attachment, to news@harbormedia.org, along with a filled-out permission form. YouTube links, Instagram videos, Twitter posts, Facebook uploads, and other mediums will not be considered.

All videos are due by June 22, 2020 by 5 pm. 

Questions?:

  • Email news@harbormedia.org for any questions regarding the contest and video inquiries. 
  • Contact Lori Wolfe at lori@nsrwa.org for questions about stormwater or water conservation and contest requirements.