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2014 Youth Media Contest

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is running a youth media contest to help save water during this drought.

  • Create a poster (11” x 17”) and/or a 30 second or 1-minute video showing how people can use water wisely
  • Top winners will win cash prizes and runners up will win cool prizes (sponsored by New America Media)

Who May Enter

Entrants must be residents of Santa Clara County,* and be between the ages of 14 and 24. Entries may be a team or individual effort. One entry per person or team. Each person or team may enter once in both categories: video or poster.


First prizes of $250 will be awarded in each category for each age group: 

  1. Video 14-18 years old 
  2. Video 19-24 years old 
  3. Poster 14-18 years old 
  4. Poster 19-24 years old

Runners up will receive prizes from local retail and vendor sponsors.


  • All entries MUST be uploaded no later than midnight, Monday, May 12, 2014

How to Enter

Complete rules and submission guidelines and online entry form.


Santa Clara County Library District Teen Poetry Contest 2014

Entry Rules


  1. Submit up to three original poems that are no longer than 30 lines.
  2. All poems must be printed neatly or typed. (Make sure it is legible.)
  3. Poems may be submitted with an entry form to your local SCCLD Library Information Desk or by using the online form by May 1st, 2014.
  4. Submitted poems will not be returned.
  5. Poems will be judged by grade level, original content, style, vocabulary, and creative expression.
  6. If your poem is selected as a winner, a permission form will be required to post the winning poem on our website or in print.


The contest is open to teens Grades 6 thru 12. One winner from each library will be chosen in the following two categories:

  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)


  • Winners will receive a $50.00 gift card
  • The winning poem will be entered into a national contest held by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) in December and possibly be published nationally.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone or email by May 31st, 2014.