Vote for Your Favorite Video

We asked high school students to create a half-minute public service announcement on outdoor water conservation in a competition we called the "Water Spots Video Contest." We received 86 entries from students throughout the greater Sacramento area. Our judges narrowed it to 11 finalists. Now it's up to you . . . students, teachers, family, friends, Bee Readers and everyone in Sacramento . . . to pick the winner.

Please view each video and select the one you like the best. Click "submit" and then take the Blue Thumb pledge. Voting is open to all through April 25, 2012. The winners will be announced April 29 at Raley Field and online at Media in Education on April 30.

Vote now for your favorite water conservation PSA video.


The Finalists

Bobby Cary, Woodcreek High School (Mark Hajewski, teacher)


Riley Murtagh, Woodcreek High School (Mark Hajewski, teacher)


Gerald Snow, Woodcreek High School (Mark Hajewski, teacher)


Bailey Jensen, Woodcreek High School (Mark Hajewski, teacher)


Ryan Hodgens and Justin Gamboa, Whitney High School (Ben Barnholdt, teacher)


Sebastian Douglass, Woodcreek High School (Mark Hajewski, teacher)


Angela Polizzi, Center High School (Vernon Bisho, teacher)


Jamie Geiger and Venessa Smith, Center High School (Vernon Bisho, teacher)


Jordan Chavolla and Drue Just, Center High School (Vernon Bisho, teacher)


Jeremy Knapp, Center High School (Vernon Bisho, teacher)


Lawrence Simon and Christopher Simon, Jesuit High School (Vito Ferrante, teacher)



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Now that you've voted, take the Blue Thumb Pledge to use water efficiently outdoors and earn great prizes, like River Cats tickets!

The winning videos will be shown on the at Raley Field Jumbotron April 29, 2012 at 12:25pm. Please join us if you can. Staring at 1:05pm, the Sacramento River Cats will play the Tucson Padres.

We want to thank all of the students who submitted videos. We also want the thank the teachers who sponsored the students. Please go to the Water Spots Gallery to view all 86 videos that were entered.

Special thanks to our judges: Mayor Kevin Johnson, Leo Winternitz, Monica Woods, Laura Skirde, Kathleen Dodge and Jim Metropulos.

And many thanks to you for voting.