Healthy Waterways Video Competition
The Healthy Waterway video competition is open to all members of the community who work, live and play in Greater Dandenong.
The competition will encourage young people aged between 5 and 25 years to create a short video that promotes keeping our waterways clean, healthy and litter free.
The competition is proudly supported by Melbourne Water as part of their Living Rivers Program.
Round 1 (2017 competition): Closed Friday 4 August 2017
Round 2 (2018 competition): Opens Monday 2 October 2017 and closes 4pm, 25 January 2018
For a quick and simple entry, use the online form at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively you can download and complete a printable entry form (Word - 617KB)
Conditions of entry
Your video needs talk about the importance of healthy waterways and/or how to achieve better waterway health in the City of Greater Dandenong and Victoria. Learn more about waterway health.
The medium in which you communicate your message is entirely up to you and can include creating a music clip, visual clip, image, theatrical story and any other way you chose to communicate your message. The video needs to be between 30 seconds and 4 minutes long. It can be filmed on a camera or smart phone.
Download 2018 Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards - Entry Guidelines, Terms and Conditions (PDF 1.03MB)
Presentation of the awards
Round 1: Finalists had their videos shown at a special screening event in Harmony Square on 25 August 2017.
Round 2: Finalist screening - Date and time to be confirmed early 2018.
How to keep our waterways healthy
Don’t let oil, chemicals and other pollutants get into the stormwater drains. The stormwater drains flow directly into our creeks and living rivers and so it can immediately damage water quality and harm wildlife and vegetation.
Make sure your recycling, rubbish and waste go into the right bin and don't drop any on the ground. If dropped, rubbish then becomes litter and can easily blow into the stormwater drains. It then flows into our creeks and living rivers, contaminating water and making it harmful for our wildlife and vegetation.
Compost your yard trimmings or use as mulch on your property rather than letting them enter the street and gutters. The gutters in your street flow to stormwater drains and yard trimmings can carry pesticides and fertilisers into local waterways or cause bloackages.
Read more information on the Stormwater Drains page.
If you see someone doing the wrong thing, like littering, speak up.
See our playlist of videos that were submitted for the 2017 competition.