2022 West Vancouver Student Video Contest – Official Rules and Regulations

The theme of the 2022 Student Video Contest is Every Drop Counts. The purpose is to get West Vancouver students thinking and talking about the importance of water conservation in West Vancouver. This type of peer-to-peer learning encourages wider awareness and acceptance on issues that West Vancouver is addressing through our water asset management plan and the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan. 


Applicants must be West Vancouver residents and/or enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 12 in a West Vancouver school.


All applicants must first REGISTER before creating and submitting a video. Once registration has been confirmed, videos must be submitted using the online SUBMISSION FORM. Group work is permitted but the final video can only be submitted once. Registration is required for each student who appears in a video. All entries must be submitted by a parent/guardian. 


Entries must be received by Monday, April 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST.


All types of video including live action, animation, claymation, stop-motion, and music videos are accepted. Entries must be between 60 and 90 seconds long and posted on a publicly-accessible YouTube channel. Entries that exceed this time and/or don’t comply with YouTube’s Terms of Service and YouTube’s Community Guidelines will be disqualified. Entrants under 13 years of age are not allowed to have their own personal YouTube channel. In this case a consenting eligible YouTube channel can be used. Entrants understand and agree to YouTube storing their videos outside of Canada. All video content, including music, must be originally created. Check out the YouTube Audio Library for royalty-free production music and sound effects to use in your videos. 


Videos will be judged based on whether they demonstrate creativity, an understanding of the theme, technical quality, and overall message. Videos should be regionally focused on West Vancouver and demonstrate the benefits of water conservation in West Vancouver.

The winning videos will be selected by a panel of judges and announced in May 2022.

  • 1st place: $250
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 4th place: $100 
  • 5th to 10th place: $50 each

By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the District of West Vancouver and its employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and contractors from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the Entrants or any other person in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest-related activities, including but not limited to personal injury, death or property damage. Each Entrant agrees to fully indemnify the District of West Vancouver from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.

Limitation of Liability

District of West Vancouver and its authorized agents are not responsible for any lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected, or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, or replies. The District of West Vancouver is not responsible for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The District of West Vancouver is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest. The District of West Vancouver is not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The District of West Vancouver is not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or due to any combination of the foregoing or otherwise. The District of West Vancouver and its authorized agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to an entrant's or prospective entrant's computer or to any computer related to or resulting from participating, attempting to participate or entering the Contest. Entrant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. 

Termination, Modification and Responsibility

The District of West Vancouver reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or the Contest Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice. The District of West Vancouver is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

Social Media

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by any social media platforms on which the Contest may have been promoted and/or publicized, including but not limited to Facebook and/or Twitter.

Privacy Rights

Personal information collected by the District for the Student Video Contest is protected from unauthorized use and disclosure pursuant to the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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