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3/20/2009 - EPA Announces Water Quality Video Contest

EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds has launched a video contest to engage the public on water quality issues and to inspire stewardship for the nation's waters. EPA will be soliciting short videos that help educate the public about water pollution and simple steps that individuals and communities can take to improve and protect water quality.

The contest will run from the beginning of March until Earth Day, April 22, 2009. Videos will be judged by a panel of experts on the basis of: creativity and originality, quality, technical accuracy, and content of message.

Two winners will be chosen: one for a short, 30 or 60 second video that is useable as a public service announcement, and another for a longer 1 to 3 minute video. Each winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, and their videos will be featured on EPA's website.

Although there have been great improvements to our nation's waters over the years thanks to the Clean Water Act, there is still a massive problem resulting from human activities on the land. This contest will help get the word out about the remaining challenges facing the nation's waters and how people and communities can help make a difference.

For more information on the video contest please go to: