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Sustainability awards healthy waterways competition

Sustainability awards healthy waterways competition

Healthy Waterway Video Competition

The Healthy Waterway video competition is a new category for 2017 in the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Festival.

The competition invites 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. 


How to enter

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)

Entries close 4pm, Friday 30 June 2017.


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 a music clip, visual clip, image, theatrical story or many more options. The video needs to be between 30 seconds and 4 minutes long. It can be filmed on a camera, smart phone or anything else.

Read the full entry terms and conditions (PDF - 419KB)


Presentation of the awards

Video competition winners will be annouced at a special screening event happening at 6pm  Friday 25 August in Harmony Square. Finalists will be informed prior and invited to the screening.


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 below for a good example of a video which promotes keeping our waterways clean, healthy and litter free which is appropriate for this competition.

Healthy Waterway Video Competition Entry Form

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