Film competition to raise awareness about water conservation

As part of its initiative to increase awareness about water conservation, Rain Bird is sponsoring a film competition for filmmakers and irrigation professionals to showcase their skills. The Intelligent Use of Water film competition seeks short films of 1 to 20 minutes in actual or excerpted run time that focus on the subject of water conservation.

Submissions may include narrative, documented, animated, experimental and/or student-made productions that explore ideas and approaches for efficient and intelligent management and use of water. Landscape architects, contractors and others in the irrigation industry are encouraged to submit films for the competition. These irrigation professionals can draw on their experiences to provide thought-provoking perspectives on water conservation.

Films should be in English and may be submitted on DVD/VHS or electronically through the competition Web site at All entries must be submitted on DVD or VHS in NTSC format or as a .mov, .wmv or .mpg file and received no later than August 15 for consideration.

Judges with academic, professional, industrial or governmental expertise in film and/or water conservation will review the films and select finalists to attend a screening event September 30 in Los Angeles at the LA Arboretum, where winners will be announced and awarded cash prizes of $6,000 for the judge’s selected winner and $3,000 for the audience’s selection.

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