Video Contest (Entry)

Video Contest Entry Period Has Closed

The 2019 Student Video Contest is part of the Districts Make the Difference public outreach campaign established by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) to increase public awareness and understanding of special districts.

After the submission period closes on September 30, CSDA officials will score each video based on four criteria:

  1. Accuracy and effectiveness
  2. Creativity and originality
  3. Production quality
  4. Entertainment value

In November, the five highest scoring videos will be featured on the Districts Make the Difference website and the public will vote for their favorite video. The top three vote-winners will receive scholarship prizes:

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500

Some CSDA affiliated chapters are hosting local video contests in conjunction with the Districts Make the Difference statewide contest. Students who enter the statewide contest are automatically entered in their county’s local contest if the corresponding affiliated chapter is hosting a local contest. The participating chapters will inform students if their video was selected as a local contest winner. Local contest winners will be handled separately from the statewide vote-winners.

The 2019 Student Video Contest is a great opportunity for high school and college students to showcase their video skills and learn about their local special districts. Don’t miss out on the chance to win a scholarship! Have fun creating your videos!

Students have until September 30 at 5 pm to submit their 60-90 second videos adhering to the contest rules.


Watch the 2018 contest winners:

1st Place: Special Districts Make the Difference by Heath - $2,000 scholarship


2nd Place: Delta Diablo by Jason and Haley - $1,000 scholarship


3rd Place: CV San Special District by Angelina - $500 scholarship

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Want to help promote the contest?

There are a variety of resources available to help you promote the contest on your website, social media, or in your office. The student video contest is a unique way for students to express their creativity, learn about special districts, and possibly win a scholarship. Start spreading the word with these resources: