The public is being asked choose a winner in a water-conservation video contest for Sacramento-area high school students.
The contest, sponsored by The Bee, the Regional Water Authority and area water providers, drew more than 100 entries. Judges representing film, environmental and water groups chose 10 finalists.
The public can vote for a "people's choice" winner by viewing the 10 finalists online at: www.sacbee.com/mie. Votes must be cast by April 26.
Entrants were asked to address this theme: "Check sprinkler systems every month for water-wasting problems and make repairs within 48 hours."
The winner will be announced May 5 and will earn a $250 prize. Their teacher will also receive $250.
A separate "judges' choice" winner will be announced, with separate prizes of $250 for students and teacher. Judges will choose second- and third-place winners, with prizes of $150 and $100. Prize money is provided by The Bee.
All finalists will be shown on the Jumbotron at Raley Field before a River Cats baseball game. The judges' choice winner will be shown at the stadium all season, and in local television ads purchased by the water authority.
Contact The Bee's Matt Weiser at (916) 321-1264. Follow him on Twitter @matt_weiser.