Does the video/film communicate a story, point of view or demonstration/visualization about water? Is the story, message or information effectively delivered?


Are the ideas in the video/film original and creatively conveyed?


Does the film make water issues and/or solutions in ways accessible to general audiences?


Are all film submission guidelines followed?  Are copyright regulations followed,  permissions documented  and sources referenced if required?  Are team credits provided?  Is the video/film length correct and proper formats submitted?


Are production techniques used to best effect?  This includes all visual elements, sound quality and editing.


The following are the detailed requirements for submissions to the Water Film Youth Prize:

  • The submitted film is about water.

  • Maximum of 2 minutes in length (not including credits).

  • The film must be produced after August 1, 2020.

  • The film cannot have been entered into the 2020 Let’s Talk About Water Youth Film Prize Competition.  

  • One submission per team is permitted.

  • All submissions should be 1920 X 1080 or landscape, NOT portrait aspect.

  • Videos must be submitted in either an MOV or MP4 file format.

  • Materials not created by the filmmakers (images, music etc.) are allowed but must have royalty free licenses (e.g. Creative Commons), or have documented permission from the creator.  If information is obtained from another source (e.g. statistics or published materials), these sources must be appropriately documented or credited.  All external resources must be referenced in the end credits of the production or within the body of the production where deemed appropriate.

  • Distinguishable logos or other commercial identification should not be visible in the video/film.

  • All film entries must be submitted through the student’s teacher.  The teacher must ensure that appropriate parental permissions for appearances and participation have been obtained.

  • Your submission to the LTAW Youth Prize indicates acceptance and agreement of the use and distribution of your video for the purposes of education and promotion by the Let’s Talk About Water Film Festival, the Global Institute for Water Security and the University of Saskatchewan.